Slender, erect or ascending, glaucous perennial, with creeping roots. Stems laxly branched, 15-40 cm. Leaves filiform, 15-50 x 0,5-1,5 mm, involute-margined. Racemes ± dense in flower, axis glabrous or rarely puberulent. Bracts lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, equal to or longer than 1-2 mm pedicels. Calyx lobes oblong-lanceolate, whitish-margined at least in lower ½ glabrous or rarely ± puberulent, 1,5-2,5 mm. Corolla flavous, 7-9 mm, with a shortly bifid, violet-veined upper lip; spur subulate, 4-5 mm. Capsule c. 2 mm, subequal to calyx. Seeds angled, narrowly winged, 1 mm, prominently verrucose-rugulose. Fl. 5-6. Igneous and limestone slopes and steppe, 1300-1500 m.
E. Lebanon & adjacent Syria. lr.-Tur. element.