Plant is an upright, smooth annual with weak, simple stems
18 to 20 inches tall. Its preferred habitat is disturbed soils,
yards, and roadsides. Distribution is throughout the Escambia
The leaves are basal, widest at the middle and about 1/2
inch long on short stalks. Stem leaves are needle-like, alternate
arrangement and about 1 inch long.
The flowers are a raceme at the tip of the stem, irregular
in shape and about 1/2 inch long. The lower lip of the flower
is arched to close the throat. A slender spur extends from the
base of the flower in the opposite direction of the corolla;
usually blue, but occasionally white. Flowers occur in the spring.
Fruit is a many-seeded capsule.