Stems: erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs light green to gray, round, smooth, glabrous, spinescent.
Leaves: evergreen, alternate, not clustered; stipules thin, deciduous; petioles 2--3 mm; blades ovate to elliptic-oblong, 1.2--3.0 x 0.8--1.2 cm, bases rounded to subcordate, 3-veined, margins not revolute, entire to minutely serrate, g landular or not, tips acute to obtuse, abaxially gray-glaucous, glabrous to pubescent, adaxially gray-glaucous, glabrous to pubescent, plane.
Inflorescences: axillary, raceme-like, 2.5--7.5 cm.
Flowers: pale blue to white.
Fruits: globose, slightly depressed at apex, +/- 6 mm broad, sticky, horns 0; valve crests 0.
Flowering: spring to mid-summer.
Habitat: dry, rocky or sandy slopes; below 1800 m.
Range: Calif. (SNF, SnFrB, SCoR,TR, PR); Mexico in n Baja California. View Distribution Map.
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