Bulb to 2 cm diam., usually with many bulblets. Stem 4-15 cm, smooth. Leaves 5-8, glaucous, lowest alternate, 3.5-8 x 0.5-2.2 cm, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate. Flowers solitary; perianth very broadly campanulate, yellow, tessellated with orange or reddish-brown. Outer perianth segments 2-4.8 x 0.5-0.9 cm, ovate to oblong, usually acute; inner 0.9-1.5 em broad, obtuse. Nectaries c. 2 mm diam., rhomboid, at angle of bell, c. 7 mm above perianth base. Filaments 10 mm, glabrous. Style 8-12 mm, 3-fid; branches 2-3 mm, glabrous. Capsule not Winged. Fl. 5 -7. Juniperus forest, N.-facing rock ledges and snow patch hollows, usually on limestone, 1800-3000 m.
Endemic. Ir.-Tur. element.