Rhizomatous perennial. Stems ascending to erect, simple, 5–25 cm. Herbage sparsely villous on the stem. Leaves opposite, ovate to obovate, entire, 8–25 mm long, sessile. Inflorescence a terminal, glandular-villous raceme; pedicels 2–6 mm long. Flowers: calyx 2–5 mm long, the sepals unequal; corolla dark blue, 7–12 mm across; style 6–10 mm long. Capsule obovate, 4–6 mm long, glandular-pubescent, obviously notched (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans
and Bombus pensylvanicus
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).