Stems erect, branched. Racemes lax, many-flowered, shortly peduncled. Bracts oblong to linear-oblong, longer than the recurved fruiting pedicels. Sepals large, 1/3 to ½ of the corolla length, ovate, broader than the corolla, denticulate. Corolla up to 7 mm, pale rose. Fruit small, 1,5-1,75 x 1,5-1,75 mm, smooth to slightly rugulose. Fl. 4-5. Rocky slopes, fields, up to 1000 m.
Italy, S. France, Balkans, Crimea, W. Syria. Medit. element.