Stems 35–45 cm tall, erect, slender; lowermost internode often short, intense violet; with numerous hairs ca. 2 mm long and sparse stellate hairs below, with scattered glandular hairs 0.2–0.4 mm, rare simple and sparse stellate hairs under the inflorescence. Creepingstolons absent, or short and ending with rosettes. Leaves pale green with a glaucous tint, basal in a rosette; rosulate 6–10 × 0.7–1 cm, linear-spatulate, acute, long and gradually narrowed towards the base, entire or 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 simple hairs along the middle nerve and the margin and stellate hairs along the middle nerve beneath. Inflorescence corymbiform, usually compact, with 4–10 capitula; branches very slender, with solitary to sparse blackish glandular hairs 0.2–0.3 mm long and a lax stellate indumentum. Involucralbracts inner 4.5–5 × 0.6–0.8 mm, olive or blackish-green with paler margins, thin acute at the apex, with rare thin dark simple hairs 1.5–2.5 mm long, sparse thin black glandular hairs 0.2–0.5 mm long and a lax stellate indumentum at the base and along the middle vein. Flowers ca. 6 mm long; ligules pale yellow, teeth green at the apices. Styles finely dark to yellow. Achenes ca. 1.8 mm long.