Annual forb to 15cm tall. Leaves basal, 1-8cm long, 0.5-1.5mm wide, linear, hairless. Flowers pale or pale yellow, with 5 petals, sometimes 0 petals, flowers solitary, part way up the flower stems, which arise from the base of the plant.
Description and photo (as Myosurus minimus) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 309
Photo of flowering plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, Currawinya National Park, Qld