Plants 30-70 cm tall. Leaves generally up to 1 cm broad, rarely as far as 2.5 cm broad, puberulous. Scape puberulous, in the upper portion sometimes glabrescent. Bracts up to 2.2 cm long, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, sometimes caudate, whitish. Pedicel up to 3 cm long, spreading outside. Perianth tube distinct, perianth spreading, reflexed, 1.2-1.6 (-2) cm long, white to pale pink, base yellow. Capsule up to 2.2 cm in diameter, globose. Seed 8-10 mm long, broadly winged.
Type: Hab. In Persiâ inter Schiraz et Ispahan, Aucher-Eloy 5383 (G, P).
Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, Pakitan (Baluchistan, Mt. Tilla) and Azad Kashmir.
Young leaves eaten as vegetables; also used as greens.