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Globularia alypum is a perennial bushy plant that reaches up to 40-80 cm long. Juvenile branches and leaves are covered with minute calcareous dots. Leaves are 0.5-2 x 0.3-0.8 cm, alternate, or clustered at the nodes on old branches, glabrous, obovate to spathulate, with entire margins, mucronate apex. Flowers are small, blue and arranged in terminal heads with a hairy calyx.