Low plant, about a foot tall. Leaves lance-shaped, the
larger with a few teeth, sticky-hairy, opposite each other.
Flowers small, pale blue, with 5 petals, not quite all the same
size. Blooms in the summer. Fruits small, round, dry capsules, with pitted surfaces, in clusters like eggs in a nest.
Native plant of dry, sandy or gravelly soil. Common in
the overflow parking lot amid the gravel.
A distinctive plant unlikely to be confused with anything
else in the Park, but also likely to be overlooked altogether.