Description from Flora of China
Perennials. Rhizomes long, slender. Stems erect or ascending, simple, 5-20 cm tall, sparsely villous. Leaves sometimes alternate apically on stem, 4-7 pairs, sessile, ovate to ovate-orbicular, 1-2 X 0.7-1.3 cm, sparsely pubescent, margin shallowly incised to conspicuously dentate. Racemes terminal, lax, 1-2.5 cm, with multicellular glandular hairs; bracts similar to leaves in shape, margin entire. Pedicel ca. 1.2 cm, longer than bract. Calyx 4-lobed; lobes elliptic to lanceolate. Corolla blue to purple, subrotate, 5-7 mm; lobes patent, with short glandular hairs below middle, upper lobe orbicular, other 3 lobes ovate. Stamens slightly exserted. Capsule obovoid, strongly compressed, ca. 6 X 4 mm, with multicellular glandular hairs, apex obtuse and notched. Style 5-7 mm, curly. Seeds ovoid-globose, flattened, slightly convex on both sides, ca. 1 mm. Fl. Jul-Aug. 2n = 18.
Alpine meadows, 2200-2700 m. Jilin (Changbai Shan) [Japan, Korea, Russia (Far East)].