Rough perennial herb to about 20 cm tall. Leaves to about 15 cm long, white-spotted, the basal ones ovate, cordate and stalked, the stem leaves stalkless and with ear-like bases. Flowers to about 2 cm long, pink at first, becoming violet.
P. angustifolia L. [P. azurea Bess.] and P. saccharata Mill., Bethlehem Sage, are also occasionally offered, the former having pink and white flower colour variants.
P. longifolia (Bast.) Boreau has leaves generally spotted and to 40-50 cm long.
Source: (2002). Boraginaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.