Description from Flora of China
Onosma hookeri C. B. Clarke var. wardii W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 9: 113. 1916.
Herbs perennial, dark gray, ca. 60 cm tall, sparsely spreading hispid and pubescent. Stems single, erect. Lower and middle stem leaves petiolate, linear-lanceolate, ca. 10 × 0.5-1.2 cm; upper stem leaves lanceolate, 3-6 cm × 5-10 mm, abaxially gray, densely pubescent and strigose, adaxially hispid and pubescent, base rounded, apex acuminate; 3-veined. Inflorescences terminal, paniculate; bracts lanceolate, 3-10 mm. Pedicel 6-7 mm, spreading hispid. Calyx 0.8-1.2 cm; lobes linear-lanceolate, hispid, short strigose. Corolla 1-1.3 cm, tubular-campanulate, 1.5-2 mm wide at base, gradually expanded upward; throat 5-8 mm wide, strigose above middle except for nectaries, glabrous inside; nectary ca. 0.5 mm, 10-lobed, villous. Filaments ca. 5 mm, inserted ca. 3.5 mm above base of corolla tube; anthers laterally united, 5-6 mm, included; base decurrent, 1-1.5 mm, apex sterile. Style 1.3-1.5 cm, glabrous. Nutlets brown, ovoid, ca. 3 mm, tuberculate, papillate. Fl. and fr. Nov.
* Meadows; 2200-2800 m. NW and W Yunnan.