May 27, 1806, at Camp Chopunnish, Idaho County, Idaho.
A hairy plant generally with several stems in a dense clump, and at the end of each stem a purplish brown, dull reddish lavender, or dull violet flower hanging like a small, inverted urn. Flowers about 1 in (2.5 cm) long. Height: 8-24 in (20-60 cm).
Grasslands, among sagebrush, and in open pine forests.
British Columbia south to eastern Washington, east to Montana and Wyoming, and south through Utah and Colorado to northern Arizona and New Mexico; also in western South Dakota, western Nebraska, and western Oklahoma.