Annual. Stems erect, simple or branched, 5–20 cm. Herbage glandular-pubescent. Leaves few, short-petiolate, deciduous; blades 5–20 mm long, elliptic, serrate. Inflorescence a terminal, viscid raceme; bracts lobed, leaf-like; pedicels 4–15 mm long. Flowers: calyx 2–4 mm long, swelling in fruit; corolla blue, 2–4 mm across; style 0.5–1 mm long. Capsule reniform to obcordate, deeply lobed, 3–4 mm high, glandular-hispid (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans
and Bombus pensylvanicus
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).