is a pretty plant, and quite noticeable; it grows to a height of 3 feet, producing one or several stems that bear compound leaves at the base and at intervals most of the way to the tip. Leaves and stems may have a slightly glandular hairy surface.
The bell-shaped flowers form in small clusters at the top of the stems; blooms have five overlapping, pale purple petals with branched, dark purple veins radiating out from the base. The center of the flower is green, containing five white, yellow-tipped stamens and a longer white style, projecting beyond the petals, and divided into three lobes at the tip. Occasional specimens have yellow or pale cream-colored flowers. Beneath the corolla are five green, glandular-hairy sepals, about equal in length to the corolla tube.