Perennial herb 50-80 cm black-brown roots. Stem erect, inflorescence ends, the bottom is covered with tiny hairs. The leaves are opposite, bottom naked, pinnate, with 7-9 pairs of lobes; share almost entire, linear, linear-lanceolate or oblong. Inflorescence branching, spreading, bracteoles 2.5-3 mm long. Corolla pink, funnel-shaped, long-b mm, with a five-blade contour. Calyx at flowering inconspicuous when flowering her teeth grow in tuft contributing flying into the fruit. Fruit — small flying ovoid achene, 2-2.5 mm in length and width 1-1,25 mm, pubescent on both sides, with a crest at about 1.5 times longer than the achene. Flowers in June, fruits ripen in July-avguste.Evropeysky view, the main area of the range is located in the country. In Central Russia is found in the black earth belt and along its northern border in Moscow, Tula, Ryazan, Kaluga, Bryansk, Orel, Nizhny Novgorod regions.
It grows in steppe grasslands, steppes, dry edges, rocky slopes. Medicinal and honey plant. In medicine it is used also as Valeriana officinalis, and procurement of raw materials, these species are not distinguished.