A winter annual or biennial, leaves are basal with leaflets in digitate clusters; flowers in spikes, blue with white markings; has a deep taproot. The state flower of Texas. Blooms late July thru September. Found in Texas, frequent in dry sandy or gravelly soils, plains, brushlands, flats, hillsides and along roadsides. Best in full to partial sun, dry to moist soils, requires moisture to flower.