Roots carrot-shaped, up to 1.3 cm in diam. Caudexes robust, branched, with persistent scales toward apex; scales ovate or lanceolate, ca. 4 mm. Stems caespitose, decumbent or ascending, 10-50 cm, simple or branched, sparsely villous toward apex. Leaves alternate, sessile or with petiole less than 5 mm; blade obovate, oblanceolate, spatulate, or rhombic, 7-35 × 5-18 mm, subleathery, abaxially villous, adaxially sparsely hispidulous or glabrescent, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, 3-9-parted or -lobed toward apex. Flowers solitary, terminal on main stems and branches; pedicels 1-3 cm, brown hirsute. Calyx tube cylindrical, 0.3-1.5 cm, densely brown-red to brown-black hispid; lobes triangular to lanceolate, 1/4-1/2 as long as tube, both sides brown hispid. Corolla pale blue to blue-purple, tubular-campanulate, 3-5.5 cm, outside glabrous, inside densely villous at throat; lobes suborbicular, almost 1/2 as long as tube, apex with a tuft of short brown hairs in center. Ovary conical, subequal to calyx tube in length; style extending up to middle part of corolla; stigma large, 5-fid. Fl. Aug-Sep.