An erect plant with a loose, sprawling growth habit. Many small flowers, 4–8 mm across, generally 8–15 per branch. Flowers are bell-shaped, whitish with blue-purple veins. Leaves are glandular and ciliate, 2–3-pinnately lobed. Lower leaves are larger than the upper. Unlike the Nemophila and Pholistoma, there are no appendages between the calyx lobes.