(Maxim.) V.I.Krecz. & Gontsch. in V.L.Komarov (ed.), Fl. URSS 3: 623 (1935)
Annuals, 3–7 (–10) cm tall, loosely fasciculate. Stems subprostrate to ascending, less often Aerect; branches often declinate. Cataphylls pale greenish to stramineous, 5–7 mm long. Basal leaves c. 1–3 cm long, 0.2–0.3 mm wide, canaliculate; sheath dilated; margins brownish-membranous; auricles absent; apex acute. Lower bracts leaf-like, to 1.5–2.0 cm long. Flowers borne singly from plant base, in loose sickle-shaped cymes. Bracteoles subacute, to 1 mm long, scarious. Tepals ±unequal, ±lanceolate, acute; outer tepals 2.3–2.6 mm long; inner tepals c. 2.0–2.2 mm long; central band stramineous or pale greenish; margins membranous. Stamens (4 or 5–) 6; anthers 0.2–0.3 mm long; filaments 0.5–0.6 mm long; style c. 0.2 mm long; stigmas c. 0.4–0.7 mm long. Capsule subglobose, obtuse, minutely mucronate, 1.8–2.0 mm long, shorter than inner tepals, usually castaneous-brown. Seeds ±ovoid, c. 0.3 × 0.2 mm, pale brown, very faintly reticulate; appendage absent.