Color, red, rarely white. This is a day species. Calyx, at first tubular, becomes swollen and round in fruit. Petals, 2-cleft. Leaves, below, with long petioles, broad at apex, but pointed, 2 to 3 inches long; those on stem sessile, rather wide, all with the petioles very hairy and sticky. Flowers, in panicled cymes, opening in the morning.