Stems 35–60 cm tall, erect, firm; lowermost internode often short, pale violet; with numerous simple hairs up to 4 mm long and with little or without stellate pubescence below, with scattered glandular hairs 0.2–0.4 mm, sparse simple hairs and very lax stellate pubescence under the inflorescence. Creepingstolons absent, or short and partly abortive. Leaves pale green with a glaucous tint, basal in a rosette; rosulate 7–13 × 0.9–1.5 cm, narrowly spatulate, broadly acute, long and gradually narrowed towards the base, with a few spiculiform teeth; cauline 2–3 (uppermost half-reduced), like the basal but smaller and less narrowed to the base; all glabrous above, with some rigid, violet-based simple hairs along the middle nerve and the margin and stellate hairs along the middle nerve beneath, uppermost stellate on the lower surface. Inflorescence corymbiform, usually compact, with 5–20 capitula; branches rather slender, with very rare to sparse blackish glandular hairs 0.2–0.3 mm long and dense stellate indumentum. Involucralbracts inner 4.5–5.5 × 0.7–0.9 mm, olive or blackish-green with paler margins, broadly acute at the apex, with very rare to rare thin dark simple hairs 1–1.8 mm long, rather sparse thin black glandular hairs 0.2–0.5 mm long and lax stellate pubescence throughout. Flowers 5.5–6 mm long; ligules yellow, teeth green at the apices. Styles finely to intensively dark. Achenes ca. 2 mm long.