Here is an extremely dainty and slender white throated blue-flowered relative of the notoriously common Butter-and-Eggs, and it is found in dry, sandy soils from May to September. The slim, delicate, smooth and shining green stalk is often branched, and grows from four inches to two feet or more in height, annually or bi-annually. It is weak-stemmed, and is often found supported by neighbouring vegetation. The alternating, toothless leaves are very small, stemless, and sharply pointed. The pretty little tubular flower is two lipped, with a slender, sharply-pointed, curving spur. The upper lip has two small, rounded and erect lobes. The lower lip has three rounded, spreading lobes, and at the throat there is a prominent, white, two-ridged swelling that hides the stamens and pistil. Several flowers are set on tiny stems in a loose terminal spike. They remind one somewhat of the Lobelias, but are easily distinguished by the rounded lobes of the corolla, while those of the latter flower are always sharply pointed. This species is found from Nova Scotia to Florida, and west to Minnesota, Oregon, Texas and California.