Stems 20–70 cm. Leaf blades orbicular to reniforn, 2–9 cm wide, shallowly 5- to 7-lobed, crenate, nearly glabrous above, sparsely hairy beneath. Flowers campanulate, irregular; calyx 8–12 mm long, green to pinkish; the lobes 3–4 mm long, erect, yellow to purple; petals 5–7 mm long, purplish; stamens ca. as long as the sepals. Capsules 6–8 mm long. Grasslands, woodlands, open forest; plains (Lesica et al. 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 pensylvanicus
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).