Rhizomatous perennial. Stems often branched, basally prostrate, rooting at the nodes, terminally ascending 5–40 cm. Herbage glabrous. Leaves 2–5 cm long, sessile, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, entire to obscurely serrate. Inflorescence of glabrous, axillary racemes; pedicels 5–12 mm long. Flowers: calyx 1–2 mm long; corolla blue, 3–5 mm across; style 1–2 mm long. Capsule reniform, flattened, 3–5 mm wide, deeply notched, glabrous (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).