Distribution: Introduced as a garden flower, occasionally escaping.
Habitat: Disturbed soil near gardens.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous perennial, the stem tall and branching.
Leaves mostly basal, reduced upward; leaf blades triternate, dull green, the leaflets with rounded lobes.
Flowers few, large; nodding; sepals 5, petal-like, oblong-lanceolate, slightly drooping, usually violet, but occasionally white or pink, especially in escapes; petals 5, usually violet, the spur strongly hooked; stamens numerous.