Caespitose perennial. Stems erect, 8-25 cm, puberulous to tomentose, sometimes glandular above. Leaves linear, pointed, the lower 20-35 x 1 mm, all greyish-puberulous, 1-nerved. Inflorescence ± dichasial, 3- or more-flowered. Calyx 12-15 mm, a little inflated in fruit, puberulous to pilose, sometimes glandular. Anthophore 5-8.5 mm, puberulous. Capsule ovoid, completely included in the calyx. Fl. 6-7. Screes, slopes, 1800-3100 m.
N.W. & W. Iran. Ir.-Tur. element.