to 10cm tall. Leaves 9-13mm long by 4.5-6mm wide, shortly pilose to puberulent. Flowers to 7.5mm long, white to light pink in dense heads l-2cm in length. Iraq, Iran, Turkey, on bare mountain slopes at 800-2250m. T.k. var. eriophorus has densely white pubescent leaves. T.k. var. glabrescens has glabrous foliage.