Crested bird is a perennial grassy plant of family of Dymyankovye. This plant received the name thanks to an original form of the flowers. The plant roots have an unusual flat spherical form, quite dense, a color light brown. Stalks of a crested bird reach in height about 30 cm, they can be simple or with one branch. Leaves have a gray shade, slightly above the middle of a stalk are always placed. Flowers of a crested bird can have the most different coloring: grades meet white, red, lilac, yellow or blue flowers. And at some of species of the plant flowers are multi-colored. Blossoming of a crested bird drops out for April-May. Flowers are collected in dense brushes, after blossoming there are many fruits, which have the form of hanging boxes of an oblong form with small brilliant black seeds ripen.