Perennial forb to 40cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, 1.5-7.5cm long, 5-55mm wide, flat, hairless, margins toothed or lobed, tips pointed. Flowers tubular, with 5 mauve or white lobes, the tube pale green, borne singly on stalks originating at the bases of the leaves. Family Lobeliaceae in NSW.
Short description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 629