an annual or biennial herb, 0.3-1m in height, inhabits sunny
grasslands, stems erected and branching well, hairy as with leaves.
Radical leaves are gone in flowering time. On-stem leaves are
lanceolate or linear-shaped, 5-7cm in length, 0.4-0.2cm in width; on
upper parts, linear. Flower heads are large, 3-4cm in diameter, and
set in corymbose; ray florets are light purple to blue-purple, and
tubular ones are yellow. Bloom time: September-November.