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, 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 yellow. Bloom time: September-November.