Annual herb. Plants (1.5) 2–9 cm tall; glandular-villous. Stems erect, simple to branched. Cotyledons sessile with sheathing bases, persistent, 1–2 mm long, ovate to lanceolate. Leaves opposite, sessile to short (1 mm) petiolate, often sheathing at the base; blades 1.5–7 (10) mm long, palmately lobed with (3) 4–5 linear divisions, adaxial surface densely villous, abaxial surface more sparsely villous, margins entire. Inflorescence a cyme, generally in 1–3 flowered units. Floral bracts leaf-like, but larger, 3–10 (12) mm long. Pedicels sessile to short (to 1 mm long). Flowers diurnal, opening in full sunlight. Calyx 5–7 mm long, campanulate to narrowly urnshaped, with stipitate glands, sparsely villous proximally, lobes erect, costa green and herbaceous, darker and narrower than the hyaline intercostal regions, the sinuses narrowly V-shaped and divided less than half way to the base. Corolla 13–25 mm long, funnelform, lobes white to cream or pale lavender-pink, with a solitary maroon to red narrowly ellipse-shaped spot at the base of each lobe, apices apiculate, throat white, tube maroon to purple, glabrous throughout, tube 6–14 mm long, cylindric, expanding gradually to the limb. Stamens equal, 3– 5 mm long; anthers yellow, glabrous, included, pollen yellow. Gynoecium 9–16 mm long; ovary narrowly ovoid, green; style and stigma yellow, glabrous; stigma slightly exserted. Capsules ellipsoid, 2.5–3.5 mm long, 2–10 seeds per locule. Seeds 0.5– 1 mm long, irregularly shaped, sometimes angular and prismlike, light brown with net-like seed coat, producing a small amount of mucilage when wetted. Flowering occurs between March and early May, fruiting between late April and May.