C. Xotayensis H.E. McMinn
Stems: erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs grayish, round, smooth, tomentose, rigid.
Leaves: evergreen, opposite; not clustered; stipules thickened, persistent; petioles 0--2 mm; blades broadly oval,0.5--1.3 x 0.4--1.0 cm, bases cuneate, 1-veined, margins revolute, usually undulate, 3--7 toothed usually above middle, tips truncate, frequently tipped with a tooth, abaxially white to rusty-tomentose, adaxially dull green, tomentose, plane.
Inflorescences: terminal, spike of few-flowered umbels, to 1.8 cm.
Flowers: white to pale blue (with pinkish cast?)
Fruits: globular, 5 mm broad, smooth, horns minute or 0, ridges 0.
Flowering: in early spring
Habitat: dry slopes, chaparral, 600-1100 m.
Range: Calif. [Otay and San Miguel Mts, San Diego Co.]; Mexico, n. Baja California. View Distribution Map.
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