Description from Flora of China
Roots black-brown, rather thick. Stems erect, somewhat branched above, 20-25 cm tall, short glandular pubescent, hispid. Basal leaves withered after anthesis; petiole 8-18 cm; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, 10-30 × 2-7 cm, short strigose, base attenuate, apex acuminate; stem leaves sessile, oblong-lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 5-12 × 1.5-2.5 cm, base attenuate or subcordate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences to 8 cm; bracts lanceolate, 0.6-1.4 cm. Calyx narrowly campanulate, 8-11 mm, short glandular pubescent, hispid, lobed to 1/3 length; lobes triangular. Corolla violet-blue, broadly tubular, wider at upper part, ca. 1.4 cm; lobes spreading, nearly semiorbicular, unapppendaged at throat. Stamens inserted below throat; anthers ca. 2 mm. Style reaching middle of corolla tube. Nutlets slightly compressed laterally, ca. 3.5 mm, subglabrous. 2n = 14, 18, 28 (26, 27).
Wooded hillsides, valleys, moist shaded areas. Nei Mongol, Shanxi [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; SW Asia, Europe].