Stems erect, simple or branched, 3–15 cm. Herbage strigose with curled hairs. Leaves short-petiolate; blades 2–10 mm long, lanceolate to ovate, some pinnately lobed. Inflorescence a terminal, glandular-pubescent raceme; bracts leaf-like; pedicels ca. 1 mm long. Flowers: calyx 2–3 mm long; corolla blue, 2–3 mm across; style ca. 0.5 mm long. Capsule obovate, deeply notched, 2–3 mm high, glandular-villous (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 vagans
and Bombus pensylvanicus
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).