Annual. Stems ascending, to 40 cm, simple or with 2-3 branches, bristle hairs patent below. Basal leaves small, pinnatipartite. Cauline leaves deeply pinnatipartite, 2.5-4 cm, lobes with an apical bristle. Peduncles to 20 cm, slender, bristles antrorsely adpressed. Buds ovate-elliptic, 12-13 x 6-7 mm, with patent bristles. Petals red with small black basal blotch . Capsule narrowly oblong, slightly narrowed at base, 13-14 x 4-5 mm, glabrous, glaucous. Stigmatic disc produced into a short umbo with 8-9 marginal crenations. Fl. 4. Rocky limestone slopes, s.l.- 50 m.
Endemic. E. Medit. Element.