Biennial (rarely annual) sparsely pubescent, grayish plant height from 5 to 80 cm, with erect stems, spreading branched at the top. The leaves are alternate, oblong-lanceolate, 3-8 cm long, flat or folded lengthwise, green, erect hairs or gray hairs from nearly adjacent, densely arranged on the stem, the lower as it narrowed into petiole, upper sessile. The flowers are small, clustered in long curls that form a racemose or corymbose total inflorescence. Calyx at flowering to 9 mm in length, almost to the base into linear lobes, with fruits fraction longer and stellate folded down. Corolla blue (rarely whitish), with short tube and infundibular-campanulate limb diameter and 4 mm, with five ovate-rounded lobes. The back Erem ovoid, tuberculate, as the ventral side; spikes on the disk edge (6-8 on each side), flat, curved or erect, 1-1.5 mm long, with the anchor head, spikes of the second and third row shorter. It flowers in May and August, the fruit ripens in June and sentyabre.Rastenie widespread in temperate and cold zones of Europe and Asia, and is listed naturalized in North America and South Africa. In our country, is found in the European part, except the Arctic, the North Caucasus, Western Siberia, except the Far North, and as an introduction to the Far East (rare). A common plant in all the regions of Central Russia.
It grows in vacant lots, waste places, roadsides, in fields, in gardens.