Perennial. Flowering stems 60-100 cm, stout, ± erect, leafy up to inflorescence. Leaf margin smooth, occasionally scabrid towards the apex. Inflorescence simple, 15-30 cm, lax to dense. Bracts 20-35 mm, ± ovate, long-acuminate to cuspidate. Fruiting pedicels 17-22mm, ±erect, jointed below the middle, shorter than bracts. Perianth segments 20-25 mm, yellow. Capsule ovoid or oblong to globose, 12-13mm, smooth. FL 3-6. Rocky or stony slopes, limestone screes, forest clearings, macchie, scrub, s.l.-1650 m.
Mediterranean area. Medit. element.