Ssp bolkardaghensis: Bolkar mavişi; Ssp froediniana: Kıllı maviş
Very densely white-tomentose perennial forming dense cushions 2-12 cm diam. and 2-6 cm high; stems branched, woody at base. Leaves linear, oblong or oblanceolate, 4-9 x 1,5-4 mm, sessile, obtuse. Inflorescences 1-2, pseudoterminal, 6-10-flowered; bracts 2-5 mm; peduncle 2-8 mm. Calyx 3-7 mm, lobes 4. Corolla deep blue, drying pinkish, 10-14 mm diam. Style 4-5 mm. Capsule c. 3-4 x 3-4 mm, orbicular, slightly emarginate, tomentose. Seeds unknown. Fl. 6-7. Alpine rocks and scree, 2080-3350 m.
1. Pedicels absent or to 0,5 mm; leaves connate at base for 1-2 mm, broadly linear to oblanceolate, scarcely tapering towards base, 5-9 x 2-3,5 mm, slightly revolute only at margin; hairs of tomentum 0,2-0,8 mm subsp. froediniana
1. Pedicels 1,5-4 mm; leaves connate at base for at most 0,5 mm, narrowly subspathulate, distinctly tapering towards base, 4-9 x 1,5-3 mm, whole leaf slightly revolute; hairs of tomentum 1,2-2,5 mm subsp. bolkardaghensis