Buds of glandularia gooddingii
are dark purple, while withered flowers are blue, but pale pink is the usual color when in full bloom. Flowers form tight, rounded clusters at the tip of unbranched, hairy stalks, and consist of five lobes around a tubular center. Lobes have a notch at the tip. The tube of the corolla is about the same length (0.4 inches) as the hairy sepals (or calyx) around the base, which is one differentiating characteristic from the similar glandularia bipinnatifida
, as here the corolla is noticeably longer. Stems of glandularia gooddingii may grow upwards or sideways. The leaves are quite variable; they may be divided into 3 or 5 discrete leaflets, with lobed or toothed edges, or more finely, less regularly divided into smaller lobes.