Bulb 8-15 mm diam., without offsets, Leaves 2-3, linear -lanceolate, 5-14 cm x 3-7 mm, canaliculate, rather prominently veined, tapering to a point. Scape 6-12 cm. Raceme somewhat laxly ovoid to broadly cylindrical, 1-3 x 1-2 cm, only 6-25-flowered. Pedicels 2-4 mm, recurred in flower, patent in fruit. Flowers apparently all hermaphrodite, subcampanulate , 4-6 mm long, c. 4-5 mm broad at apex, not constricted, sky blue ; lobes 1.5-2 mm, slightly recurred, ovate with slender darker blue fascia continuing down perianth tube into the lobes. Stamens biseriate, attached in lower haif of tube, Capsule suborbicular, emarginate, bluish, c. 5 x 6 mm. Fl 4-3. Rocky mountain slopes, pastures, passes, by melting snow, 1615-2820 m.
Endemic. Ir.-Tur. element.