I'm seeing a plethora of purple wildflowers that I can't seem to find on the internet to identify. They are about six inches tall with multiple small blooms coming from a central seed pod. Leaves are spears that look like fireweed, but I know this is not fireweed, its is growing in single-seed pod plants low to the ground with numerous leaves coming from a single stem. This is in the very wet area of Mason County, in a former cedar forest. Some cedars are still present though pines are the dominant species, with numerous huckleberry bushes and ferns.
Have you checked through my album of Olympic wildflowers yet? Here's a link, just in case:
There are more than 100 pictures here, so perhaps it is here. If not, I'll be looking through more of my photos and thinking about the specifications. Sounds like it grows more in a drier area. Since I've spent a lot of time in the Mason County area before I'll look through my photos. Thanks for the challenge.
My personal first two guesses would be either foxglove or stinging nettle. I noticed that stinging nettle has the type of leaves you were describing, as well as the flower arrangement and color.
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