Perennial, erect to suberect herb up to 50 cm tall. Stem generally solitary flaccid branched, with ascending branches, sparsely hairy with short appressed hairs Middle lower cauline leaves similar but larger, uppermost ones gradually reduced size. Inflorescence ebracteate, in flower scorpiod and compact, later elongating a lax, bearing flowers at regular intervals of 5-12 mm. Pedicels short in flower longer than calyx length, becoming ± horizontal and up to 10 mm in fruit. c. 2 mm long, c. ½ divided into ± obtuse lobes, up to 4 mm In fruit, sparsely with appressed hairs. Corolla blue; tube about calyx length, limb ± 3.5mm lobes ± ovate, spreading. Style shorter than calyx. Nutlets ovate; 1.5 x 1 mm, shiny, straw brown with a narrow margin, areola 0.5 mm broad.