Taprooted perennial, mostly single-stemmed, spreading- hispid throughout; basal lvs oblanceolate, petiolate, the others more lanceolate or lance-ovate to oblong, sessile and often clasping, sometimes to 30 נ8 cm; bracts narrow, resembling the cal-lobes; cal 8-10 mm at anthesis, to 15 mm in fr, cleft to well below the middle, the lobes slender; cor showy, the limb 12-20 mm wide; stamens inserted at the top of the tube; nutlets erect, 5-9 mm high and scarcely over half as thick, coarsely reticulate-ridged with mostly vertically elongate areolae; 2n=32. Mediterranean sp. occasionally escaped from cult. in our region. May-July.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.