This is a low-growing plant, with stems diffusely branched, and milky sap. The drooping leaves have smooth margins, shaped as pointed ovals. The flowers are in small terminal clusters, pink or whitish with pink stripes, and 5 stamens. Pedicels are 4 mm long, and the bell-shaped corolla with its noticeably recurved lobes is 3 x as long as the calyx. The plant is poisonous.