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Annual herb from a short taproot; stems prostrate to loosely ascending, often decumbent at the base and sometimes rooting at the lower nodes, 10-40 cm long/tall, simple or branched at the base, soft-hairy.
Opposite, short-stalked, broadly egg-shaped to elliptic, 1-2.5 cm long, coarsely blunt-toothed, hairy.
Inflorescence an open, terminal, bracted, lax raceme of several to many stalked flowers, the bracts alternate, leaflike at the lower nodes, gradually reduced upward, the stalks 15-30 mm long, recurved in fruit, longer than the bracts; corollas blue, saucer-shaped, (5) 8-12 mm across, irregularly 4-lobed, the lower lobe often paler or white, narrower than the others; calyces 4-8 mm long, deeply 4-lobed, the lobes broadly lanceolate, veiny, fringed with long hairs; styles 1.5-3 mm long, longer than the lobes of the capsule; stamens 2.
Capsules, 3-5 mm long, 5-8 mm wide, flattened, broadly notched at the tip and lobed to not beyond the middle, the lobes divergent and sharply keeled, fringed with long hairs; seeds 5 to 11 per chamber, cup-shaped, cross-wrinkled, 1-2 mm long.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia