Description from Flora of China
Herbs perennial, cespitose. Stems ascending to erect, much branched at base, to 40 cm tall, strigose. Basal and lower stem leaves usually withered at anthesis; petiole 1.5-5 cm; leaf blade oblong to elliptic, 1-1.5 cm × 4-6 mm, densely strigose, base cuneate to rounded, apex obtuse, mucronate; middle and upper stem leaves short petiolate or subsessile, oblong, smaller. Inflorescences basal; middle and lower parts with leaflike bracts. Pedicel obliquely spreading, 3-8 mm in fruit. Calyx 5-parted; lobes lanceolate, ca. 1 mm, to 2 mm in fruit, strigose. Corolla light red; tube ca. 1.5 mm, ca. 2 mm wide; throat appendages ca. 0.4 mm, apex retuse; limb 3.5-4 mm wide; lobes 5, obovate. Anthers elliptic, ca. 0.5 mm. Nutlets gray-brown, semiglobose-tetrahedral, ca. 1.3 mm, smooth, glabrous, shiny, adaxial bottom surface smaller than 2 lateral surfaces, abaxial surfaces ovate and convex, narrowly ribbed around margin, apex rounded, obtuse.
* Meadows, roadsides; ca. 2900 m. Sichuan, Yunnan