Herbs perennial. Roots ± fleshy. Stems unbranched or with erect rigid branches. Basal leaves usually cespitose, persistent. Stem leaves in whorls of 4, pinnatisect. Inflorescences subcapitate to spicate or racemose. Calyx deeply cleft anteriorly, 3- or 5-lobed. Corolla yellow, white, or red; tube ca. as long as calyx or shorter, decurved in calyx; beak short.