Herb to 60 cm, eglandular. Leaves with adpressed or subadpressed indumentum of short stellate hairs, ± canescent- or whitish-tomentose beneath, basal leaves ovate-oblong to lanceolate and linear-lanceolate, obtuse to subacute, cuneate, tapering towards base, indistinctly crenulate to crenulate-serrate, 2-10 x 0.8-2 cm, petiole to 7 cm. Floral leaves linear-lanceolate, shortly petiolate or sessile, 1-2 x verticillasters. Verticillasters 2-5, distant or upper ± congested, 4-10-flowered. Bracteoles subulate, 3-10 mm, stellate-tomentose. Calyx 13-17 mm, adpressed or spreading stellate-tomentose, teeth lanceolate, acuminate, 4-6 mm. Corolla yellow, 25-35 mm, Nutlets glabrous. Fl. 6-8. Pine woods, steppe, dry limestone rocks, corn and fallow fields, 800-2350 m.
Endemic. Ir.-Tur. element. Near to P. physocalyx and P. caucasica