Erect herb. Flowers pale violet, about 1 inch long,
tubular and irregular, with two spreading lobes on the lower front.
Flowers are in one or more whorls around the stem. Leaves
mostly basal, forming a rosette, oval and often deeply lobed.
Stem leaves, few and variable in shape. Leaves tinted with
purple on veins. Blooms in late spring or summer.
A plant of
dry open places. Occasional in sunny dry spots on the the
edges of the Park and along the bike way and Wildwood Drive.
Easily identified by the purplish basal leaves, the whorls of
pale flowers and the summer blooming period.