Member of the Phlox (Polemoniaceae) family. Found in rich open woods, fields, and along streams during April - June. Flowers are pale blue-purple to red-purple or white, 5-lobed petals (often notched) at end og slender tube, in clusters atop sticky stem. It is a perennial herb growing to 6 to 20 inches tall. The leaves on decumbent stems (lying on the ground but having an ascending tip.) are broader than those on flowering stems.