Field Description: Robust, perennial herb, softly hairy throughout, with wiry, erect (occasionally prostrate) stems up to 12 inches long. Leaves to 0.5 inches
long, oval, opposite, with very short stalks and entire or minutely toothed margins. Cyathia (small cup-like structures holding flowers) solitary in leaf axils.
Gland appendages typical of the spurge family are absent or minute and are all the same size. Fruit is 3-lobed and hairy.