Annual plants with palmately laciniate leaves. Inflorescence racemose or paniculate. Pedicels in axils of bracts, each bearing usually 2 bracteoles. Flowers zygomorphic. Sepals 5, petaloid, the posterior one spurred. Petal 1, subentire to 3-5-lobed, (homologous to the fused superior petals of Delphinium
). Stamens numerous. Carpels solitary, forming a follicle.
Several species are cultivated for their ornamental value, and some are found as escapes.