Stems 5-8cm tall, sometimesmore. Basal leaves usually one, occasionally two, upto 12cm long, linear, hollow. Stem leaves two, narrowly lanceolate, very unequal in length, with hooded tips. Flowers two to six in paniculate clusters, yellow, 1.5-2cm across, the tepals narrowly lanceolate. Turkey, Caucasia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon,in grassland and stony hillsides at 1350-3500m.