Triteleia laxa is an attractive blue to blue-purple wildflower which occurs in southwestern Oregon to northwestern/central-west California. The species is found on forest floors and grasslands, most typically occurring on clay soils. Plant height does not generally exceed 70 centimeters. The common name of the species was taken from Ithuriel, an angel in Milton's Paradise Lost. According to Milton, this wondrous spear caused everything it touched to assume its true form.