Perennial, ascending or procumbent herb, stems 15-50 cm. Leaves green, pinnate, with 3-14 pairs of oblong or cuneate, mucronate leaflets. Umbels 4-20-flowered, bracteoles free, ligulate, c. 1 mm, with purplish tips. Flowers 9-15 mm, lilac, white, or pink, the petal claws c. as long as the sepals. Lomenta straight, 2-8 cm x 1,5-2 mm, with 3-14 articulations.
1. Base of plant herbaceous; leaflets 8-14-paired, oblong; umbels 10-20-flowered subsp. varia
1. Base of plant twiggy; leaflets 3-7-paired, cuneate; umbels 4-8-flowered subsp. libanotica