Perennial herb with creeping rhizome and erect braid sinuous spreading branched stems 10-35 cm tall, densely appressed pubescent or hairs. The leaves are alternate, oblong or almost linear, sessile, grayish of pubescence. Flowers in few-flowered little curls at the ends of stems and branches. Calyx grayish, with five sharp lanceolate lobes, which are 2-3 times shorter than corolla tube. Corolla funnel-shaped, with a tube 6-7 mm, densely woolly outside, with limb to 8 mm in diameter, cut into five ovate or oblong, obtuse or acute lobes. The fruits are ovoid, about 8 mm long, apex depressed, appressed short fluffy. Blooms in May avguste.Evraziysky view with the area, stretching a narrow strip on the steppe zone from the Mediterranean to Japan. In the Russian part of Europe grows only in the southern regions. In Central Russia is found only in Lipetsk, Kursk and Voronezh regions. As an introduction noted in a number of areas Nechernozemie.
Growing in saline areas, shoals and banks of reservoirs, in weedy areas, roadsides. Not eaten by cattle. Suspicious toxicity.