Mature plants erect to 50 cm, hairy with a milky sap. Cotyledons long, spear shaped, hairless with a pointed apex. First leaves long, spear shaped and hairless. Leaves hairy and deeply lobed into segments, which are also lobed. Flowers borne singly on long hairy stalk, 4 red petals 10 to 20 mm long, a dark spot at the base. Fruit an egg shaped capsule, 10 to 15 mm long, covered with upward curving bristles.