This species has a short spike of purple-blue, blue or rarely white (one image below) flowers. Determined by the efarinous, hairy flower stem and efarinous leaves with white hairs on both sides but especially on the mid-rib and veins. Grows in wet sites. Synonym P. conica can not be distinguished by any characters from P. deflexa. Compare with other Muscarioides section species that have hairy scapes: P. gracilenta and P. euchaites.