Native in the USA in rocky woods and fields. Erect, hairy stems, usually several from the same rhizome, are 16-24 in. tall. Leaves are oblong. A woolly-stemmed plant with open, stalked clusters of lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers with white lips. The tubular, lipped flowers are very slender, about an inch long, and pale-violet flowers. The mouth is nearly closed by the arched base of the lower lip.
Attracts hummingbirds and native bees.
Dry woods; rocky fields; bluffs
Dry thin soils in sun to part shade.
Reseeds but not annoyingly so.