Commicarpus pentandrus is a robust perennial herb that forms wide mats or scrambles up to heights of 2m. The stems are annual and woody at the base. The leaves are slightly succulent and about 40mm large with short stalks. The dark pink flowers are borne for an extended period during summer and Autumn between October and June, they are about 15mm large in diameter and closes at night.
Commicarpus pendantrus is often eaten by livestock. It is a lovely feature to trail along a trellis, fence or patio posts and is ideal for a mat forming groundcover.