Sichuan: Kangding Xian.
Between the cities of Yajiang and Xinduqiao off highway 318; S of Gaoersi Shan at E foot of peak called "Muzei" by local person.
Alpine meadows with seepages and shrub thickets of Potentilla, Salix and dwarf Rhododendron
Among and up through shrubs and in open meadow.Upper bracts on stem tinged red; involucral bracts green, margins purple; florets bluish purple; anther tube dark purple.
D. E. Boufford, B. Bartholomew, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, H. Sun, J. P. Yue, L. L. Yue, D. C. Zhang & W. D. Zhu