Perennial. Stems erect, up to 50 cm, shortly retrorse-puberulent. Sterile shoots elongate, the axis whitish, bearing fascicles of linear-setaceous leaves. Cauline leaves remote, linear, 0,5-1 mm broad. Infiorescence a panicle, the lateral cymules congested, pseudoverticeIlate. Calyx 6-8mm, densely glandular. Filaments and petal claws pilose. Petals white, the limb bipartite into linear lobes. Anthophore 1·5-2·5 mm. Capsule oyoid, included in the calyx. Fl. 5-7. Rocky slopes, 800-2000 m.
Syrian Desert, N. W. Iran. Ir.-Tur. element. Easily identifiable by its pilose filaments and petal claws, and usually alsoby the elongate sterlle shoots with narrow, whitish axes.