Herb to 60 cm tall. Upper stems slightly glandular hairy. Flowers nodding, bicoloured. Sepals purple-blue. Petals with blades whitish. Spurs bluish, hooked; late spring. Fruit follicles 2-3 cm long with glandular hairs.
Russia, Turkey, Iran
Variants are sometimes referred to as the Olympica Group.
Source: (1997). Ranunculaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.