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Authors: Pall.  

Botanical Description

Tufted and rhizomatous, sometimes small mat-forming, 5-15cm tall in bloom. Basal leaves obovate to ovate, 8-12mm long, somewhat fleshy with a silvery lustre. Flowers tubular, about 2cm long, light blue to blue-green, paler within, solitary or in twos and threes, mid to late summer. North-western North America and eastern Asia, in alpine meadows and tundra.