Plants many branched, 2.5-9 cm tall, with crowded shoots forming cushions. Flowering stem ca. 5 mm initially, embedded among rosette leaves and not visible, elongating to 2.5-3 cm after anthesis and then 1-2 cm taller than rosette leaves, glandular hairy, with 4 or 5 leaves. Shoot leaves subimbricate, aggregated into a rosette, obovate or oblong to oblanceolate-linear, abaxially convex, adaxially concave, 5-10 × 1.2-2.6 mm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, chalk glands 3(-7), margin cartilaginous ciliate, apex somewhat reflexed, thickened, glabrous. Cauline leaves remote, suboblong or suboblanceolate to oblanceolate-ensiform, 3-9.3 × 1.1-1.6 mm, both surfaces usually glabrous, abaxially sometimes glandular hairy proximally, chalk glands 1-3, margin glandular hairy, apex thickened, glabrous. Cyme
2-5-flowered, rarely flower solitary; branches 1.5-4 mm; bracts lanceolate, ca. 4 × 1 mm, abaxially and marginally glandular hairy, apex acute; pedicels nearly absent. Sepals erect, ovate to broadly so, 1.5-3 × 1-2 mm, abaxially and marginally glandular hairy, veins 3, partly or fully confluent at apex, apex obtuse, glabrous. Petals white or pink, obovate to broadly so, 1.3-5 × 1.2-3.2 mm, 3-5-veined, base contracted into a claw 0.6-1.6 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 3-3.8 mm. Ovary semi-inferior, with an annular nectary disc; styles 0.2-2.4 mm. Fl. Jun-Aug. 2n = 26.