Brief Description: Herbaceous, perennial plant with crawling rhizome. Upright sprouts, 50-200 cm high. Alternate leaves, lanceolate, intact, with smooth margins. Flowers in oblong, many-flowered racemes. The petals are purple, reddish-rosy and rarely white. The fruit is capsule covered with thick, not glandular hair. It bears flowers from June until August. 
Bibliography: Γεννάδιος Π. 1959. Λεξικόν Φυτολογικόν. Αθήναι. Strid A. (ed.) 1986. Mountain flora of Greece, 1. Cambridge. 
Particular Features: Ornamental species. 
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