Stems 10–60 cm. Leaf blades broadly ovate, 2–5 cm long, shallowly 5-lobed to twice crenate, glabrous to sparsely hairy above, glabrous to glandular and puberulent beneath. Flowers campanulate, regular; calyx 6–10 mm long, green to white; the lobes 2–4 mm long, erect; petals absent or inconspicuous; stamens shorter than the sepals. Capsules 5–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Our plants are varieties cylindrica
(Torr. & A. Gray) Wheelock.
Stony soil of grasslands, rock outcrops, dry to moist forest, talus slopes; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)