Bulb ovoid, 0.8-1 cm diam.; outer tunics greyish or black, membranous. Stem slender, 8-21 cm, flexuous. Leaves 1-3, semiterete, filiform, 1 mm broad, striate, almost as long as stem or longer. Valves of spathe 0.8-2 cm, lanceolate, mostly purplish, shorter than or at most as long as umbel. Umbel subglobose, 1.2-3 cm diam., few-flowered, lax. Pedicels 0.7-1 cm, subequal, filiform, purple. Perianth globose-campanulate; segments purple, mauve, mauvish-pink, lilac-pink or deep lilac, shortly elliptic, 3-4 mm, obtuse. Filaments subulate, slightly exserted. Anthers usually purple. Capsule globose-depressed, 3 mm. Fl. 6-8. Alpine habitats, nr melting snow, open meadows, dry non-lime scree slopes and rocks, ledges, sunny limestone rocks, Quercus scrub, 900-2440 m.
Endemic. lr.-Tur. element.