Yayla Çan Çiçeği
Gorgit Yaylası / Artvin - Temmuz 2016 © Mustafa Gökmen
Caespitose ± pubescent perennial with branching rhizome. Flowering stems ascending-erect, 5-10(-15) cm, 1-flowered, sparsely leafy. Basal leaves crowded in dense rosettes, oblong to ovate-spathulate, often linear-lanceolate, 10-30 x 2-10 mm, remotely crenate or entire with obtuse, often dentate apex, gradually-narrowed into petiole to 4 cm, pubescent; cauline rather few, sessile, linear-lanceolate. Flowers erect, terminal. Calyx lobes triangular-lanceolate, erect, 5-10 mm, pubescent. Appendages triangular, acuminate, longer than short obconical pubescent ovary. Corolla broadly campanulate, 15-25(-30) x 20-25 mm, divided to ⅓ or to nearly ½, ± pubescent outside, blue-violet. Style ± included. Stigmas 3, short. Capsule pendulous, opening by 3 basal valves. Seeds ellipsoid, large, 3x1.5 mm, flattened, with small margin, light brown. Fl. 6-8. Screes, grassy, alpine slopes, 1890-4200 m.
Caucasia; N. Iran. Euxine (mt.) element?