Stems: slender. Leaves: lower ones lanceolate, attenuate below to narrow petioles, mostly entire, the cauline sessile by a broad base. Flowers: thyrsus spiciform, interrupted, dense, many-flowered clusters; corolla very narrow, lower lip conspicuously bearded within.
The Yellow Beard-tongue grows high up on the mountains. The flowers, which vary in hue from yellow to cream colour, are set in several dense clusters round about the stem, encircling it at intervals.