Description: Plants small tufted.
Scapes 50-10 cm long. Radical leaves 10-25 cm long, 1.5-3
mm wide, erect or little curved/sword-like/, slightly narrowed
to apex, with several lacerate, brown sheaths at base. Involucral
bracts broad-lanceolate, 3-4 cm long, membranous, longer than
capsule. Flower solitary, red. Perianth-tube equal or shorter
than bended part of petals. Outer segments 3-4 cm long, its
blades reverse-ovate, forked at tip and base, slightly narrowed
to claw. Capsule 2.5-3 cm long, narrowed to tip and base.
Distribution: Khubsugul, Khentei,
Khangai, Mongol-Daurian, Middle Khalkha. In
Dundgobi: Rather rare on territories of northern soums,
Growing condition (Habitat): Steppe
debris and stony slopes, rocks and screes, sandy-pebble steppes.
Consequence: Pasture plant, eatable
for small cattle. Also useful for medicine.