Annual herbs with pubescent to bristly parts. Flowers small, in simple or branched racemes, bracteate. Calyx 5-partite, accrescent in fruit, the base sometimes ± sagittate or auricled. Corolla blue or white; tube cylindrical; throat with scales or not; limb 5-lobed with obtuse spreading lobes. Stamens 5, included; style slender, stigma capitate. Nutlets 2, smooth or minutely tuberculate.