Densely pubescent perennial. Stems usually erect, simple or branched, to 70 cm, 3-4 mm diam. at base. Basal leaves broadly triangular-cordate or cordate, obtuse or acute, 5-8 x 5-8 cm, long -petiolate; cauline sharply decreasing in size, shortly petiolate, all leaves densely pubescent, often ± white-tomentose beneath, pubescent or subglabrous above, irregularly and acutely dentate. Flowers ± nodding, solitary and axillary, rarely in dense clusters of 1-3 on short pedicels in long spike. Ovary obconical, 2 mm, ±. concealed by obtuse lanceolate calyx appendages. Calyx lobes broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, acute, 9 x 3-4 mm, erect, ciliate at margin. Corolla infundibular to campanulate, 20 mm, divided to 1/4 into acute, broad ovate lobes bearded at margin, white , shortly pubescent outside. Style included. Stigmas 3. Capsule nodding, 8 x 6 mm, obconical, ribbed, pubescent. Seeds ellipsoid, 2 x 1 mm, brown, with small light margin, shiny. Fl. 6-9. Steep banks in Picea forest and scrub, cliffs, nr s.I.-1830 m.
Caucasia. Euxine element.