Family, Polemonium. Color, pale lilac or bluish. Calyx, tubular, with linear teeth longer than the tube. Corolla, with spreading border, the divisions notched, a little longer than the tube. Flowers, in cymose clusters, pedicelled, on ascending stems. Leaves, on the flower - stems, lance - shaped, sessile; those on sterile shoots obtuse, oblong or ovate. Plant 12 to 18 inches high. April to June.

In rocky, moist woods, New England to Florida and westward.