Bundle of 5 large bulbs.

At a Glance: This species is a perennial herb with spurred, bluish-purple flowers growing from tuberous roots, growing up to 50 cm tall.

Leaves: Leaves are oblong, dissected 2-3 times and alternately arranged.

Flowers: Inflorescences are open-racemes that have 15-20 bluish-purple flowers.

Growing Conditions:

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
Full sun > 80%
Low elevation
Mid elevation


Photo by Fourth Corner Nurseries.

MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J., & Alaback, P. B. (1994). Plants of the Pacific Northwest coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Richmond, Wash: Lone Pine Publishing.