Description from Flora of China
Herbs annual, grayish green, bristly pubescent. Stems 8-15 cm or more, branched from middle or above. Inflorescences terminal on branches, short, elongated in fruit. Leaves oblong-lanceolate or spatulate, 1-1.5 cm × 2-3 mm, reduced above, apex rounded. Pedicel spreading or horizontal, thick, 0.8-1.2 cm, later often recurved. Calyx small, 1.5-2 mm, accrescent in fruit; lobes lanceolate, curved outward, with hamate curved tips. Corolla blue, very small, 1-1.5 mm. Nutlets 3-4 mm, with dense white tubercles covered with very small sessile hooks. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul.
Stony slopes, gravel. W Xinjiang, NW Xizang [Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; SW Asia].