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Description: Plant 10-45cm. Basal leaves ovate to lanceolate, subobtuse or acute, the cauline similar, acute. Spike 3- to 8- flowered, lax. Perianth-segments purplish or purplish violet, rarely whitish; outer 6-12mm, broadly ovate, obtuse, glabrous, concave; inner usually 1/3 as long as the outer, broadly triangular, papillose-velutinous. Lower perianth segment (8-)11-14 × 11-14mm, obovate, square or fan-shaped, convex, entire, rarely oblong and notched or indistinctly 3-lobed, purplish-brown, velutinous, usually with a wide, yellow, densely hairy marginal zone, with a hairless appendage, with short, inconspicuous basal protuberances;
Habitat:Full sun to mid-shade on alkaline to very acidic,dry to moist subtrates.Short grassland,garrigue,scrub and open woodland upto 1800m
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