Falkia repens, in Afrikaans called oortjies (little ears), is a creeping, perennial herb. The slightly succulent leaves are green or yellowish green and shiny, forming a dense mat flat on the ground. They are broadly ovate with rounded tips and bases, held erectly on long petioles. The leaf often folds in slightly along the visible midrib.
Flowers of Falkia repens are white or pale pink, spreading in broad funnel-shape with rounded corolla lobes. They grow solitary on erect stalks from leaf axils above the leaves.
The plant is found in moist grasslands, vleis and on stream banks of the Eastern Cape, especially in coastal regions, but also in parts of the Free State (Gledhill, 1981; Moriarty, 1997).