PLANTS: Annuals, 3-75 cm tall. LEAVES: basal leaves oblanceolate to spatulate; cauline leaves lanceolate to ovate, somewhat clasping, 3-5 cm long. FLOWERS: in simple or compound umbellate cymes; calyx variable, the lobes equal or not, but not foliaceous, 4-8 mm long, the margins entire, the tube 1-3 mm long; corolla lavender or white, cylindric to funnelform, the lobes 2-7 mm long, the tube 7-12 mm long, the corona hairs not united. NOTES: See the parent taxon for further description. Wet meadows and forested areas: Apache, Coconino, Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz cos.; 1450-3500 m (4700-11500 ft); Aug-Sep; AK, CA, CO, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WY; throughout Canada, s to Chih., N. L., Mex. REFERENCES: Mason, Charles T. 1998 Gentianaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. 30(2): 84.