Perennial with ± creeping rhizome. Stem ascending-erect, arcuate at base, 15-35 cm, simple, sparingly pilose at base, glabrescent toward apex, 1 to few-flowered. Basal and lower cauline leaves broadly lanceolate or ovate-oblong, 3-6x1-2 cm, acuminate, rarely obtuse, petiolate, regularly crenate, slightly pilose or subglabrous, petiole to 10 cm; upper leaves gradually reduced into oblong-linear, sessile bracts. Flowers usually secund, ± nodding, with pedicels of various lengths, in a lax spike-like inflorescence. Calyx lobes lanceolate, acute, 5-10 mm, erecto-patent, pilose to ± glabrous, longer than conical, retrorsely adpressed-hispid to glabrous ovary ¼ to ⅓ as long as corolla. Corolla infundibular, 2-3 cm, divided to⅓-½ into lanceolate, acute, patent lobes, dark purple to blue-violet, glabrous outside, lobes pilose inside. Style included. Stigmas 3. Capsule semiglobose, 6x5 mm. Seeds oblong, flattened, 1.4x1 mm, light brown. Fl. 6-8. Pastures, rocky slopes, 1645-3050 m.
Caucasia. Euxine element.