Sparsely pubescent perennial with thick branched rhizome, forming compact cushions. Flowering stems erect-ascending, 4-7 cm, 1-flowered, sparsely leafy. Basal leaves in a dense rosette, oblanceolate, oblong-spathulate, 15-30 x 3-7 mm, narrowed into petiole to 2·5 cm, entire but often 3-dentate at apex, rarely rounded, ± lanate, ciliate at margin, rarely pubescent on surface; cauline few, sessile, linear-Ianceolate. Flowers erect, terminal. Calyx lobes lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, erect, 6-15 mm, acute or obtuse, with ciliate margin, often violet-tinged. Appendages ovate, obtuse, longer than shortly obconical, glabrous ovary, lanate or with ciliate margin. Corolla campanulate, 1·5-2·5 x 2 cm, divided to 1/3, glabrous, rarely ± ciliate outside, blue or blue-violet. Style ± included. Stigmas 3, short. Capsule pendulous. Seeds oblong, flattened; 2 x 1 mm, light brown, with narrow margin. Fl. 5-8. Rocky slopes, screes, alpine meadows, stony pastures, 1800-3400 m.
Caucasia. Euxine element?