Color, whitish. Wheel - shaped corolla shorter than the calyx, open, spreading. Flowers, short - pedicelled or sessile in axils of the upper small leaves. Fruit, a nearly round capsule, notched at apex. Leaves, the lower pair nearly 1 inch long, broader than those higher up on the stem, which are alternate, small, lance-shaped.

An annual, a weed in moist ground in all the Eastern States.