Upright, to 40 cm; softly hairy, with hairs at more-or-less right-angles to the stem.
Flowers grey-blue, 3-5mm across, saucer shaped in profile; sepal tube with hooked hairs; April–October.
Mature fruit dark brown, shiny.
Mature calyx on spreading stalks longer than sepal tube; calyx teeth conceal the ripe fruit.
Basal leaves stalked, in a rosette; upper leaves not stalked.