General: Perennial herb from a thick branched taproot and a short, simple or branched stem-base; stems spreading to erect, few, simple, 1-3 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves numerous, 1.5-5 cm long, linear to club-shaped, round in cross section, with a wide, transparent base, beginning to wither and dry by flowering time; stem leaves lacking.
Flowers: Inflorescence of solitary flowers on stalks 0.5-1.5 cm long; floral bracts 5-6, whorled, linear, 0.5-1 cm long, chaffy; petals 12-18, white to deep pink, narrowly oblong, 1.8-3.5 cm long; sepals (4) 5-9, unequal, 10-25 mm long, stamens 30-50.
Fruits: Capsules; seeds 6-20, rounded, dark brown, shiny, 2 mm long.
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