PLANT: Perennial herb with 1-4 stems to 20 cm tall, from an underground, branching caudex. LEAVES: 5-11 cm long, less than 1 cm wide, glandular short pubescent; leaflets 13-39, each usually divided into 3-5 lobes. INFLORESCENCE: capitate to slightly obovoid. FLOWERS: subsessile, the pedicels 1-3 mm long; calyx 6-10 mm long, the lobes shorter than the tube; corolla pale blue to bluish violet, rarely white, funnelform, 15-20 mm long, the lobes rounded, shorter than the tube; anthers included in the throat to slightly exserted; style usually exserted. CAPSULE: 4-5 mm long; seeds 4-5 per locule. NOTES: Infrequent on talus at or above timberline, Coconino Co. (San Francisco Peaks); 3050-3860 m (10000-12650 ft); Jun-Aug; WA to MT, s to AZ and n NM. REFERENCES: Dieter H. Wilken and J. Mark Porter, 2005, Vascular Plants of Arizona: Polemoniaceae. CANOTIA 1: 1-37.