Grass of the dew plant has furry violet blooms, dotted with yellow stamens. It is a perennial herb with fibrous roots.
Main stem is undeveloped, short. Fertile stems arise from below the leaf rosette, diffuse, creeping, 2080 cm. Leaves are in a basal rosette and cauline. Rosulate leaf blade linear, 835 × 0.51.5 cm; cauline leaf blade on fertile stems much shorter, to 7 cm, abaxially rather densely arachnoid. Flowers arise in often several, both terminal and axillary heads, stalkless or on a stalk up to 4 cm. Bracts are 78 mm. Sepals are fused at base, linearlanceshaped, about 5 mm, webby on the underside. Petals are bluepurple, blue, or white, about 6 mm. Filaments are blue, cobweblike. Capsules are broadly oblong, trigonous, about 2.5 mm, densely hairy at the tip.