Perennials to 60 cm tall, caespitose; rhizome short; stolons absent. Leaves flat, with margins ciliate, papillose-serrulate; apex obtuse. Lower bract herbaceous. Inflorescence of pedunculate, elongated, proximally lax clusters with basal flowers often remote. Bracteoles membranous to straw-membranous, ovate, to 2.5 mm long. Tepals ±equal, glabrous, ±lanceolate, acuminate, c. 2.5–4.0 mm long, pale straw-brown to (later) pale brown; margins broad, membranous. Stamens 6; anthers usually slightly to three times longer than 0.4–0.6 mm long filaments; style 0.4–0.7 mm long; stigmas 1.3–2.8 mm long. Capsule ±shorter than perianth. Seeds with appendage 0.4–0.5 mm long, fibrillate.