Stems: prostrate, forming mats, rooting at nodes; twigs red-brown, round, smooth, puberulent, rigid.
Leaves: evergreen, opposite; not clustered; stipules thickened, persistent; petioles 1-2 mm; blades oblanceolate, 0.6--1.3 x 0.3--0.6 cm, bases cuneate, 1-veined margins not revolute, entire or toothed near apex, tips obtuse to notched, abaxially, pale green, microscopically canescent between veins, adaxially dull green, +/- glabrous, plane.
Inflorescences: terminal or axillary, umbel-like, to 2 cm.
Flowers: white with blue tinge.
Fruits: globose, +/- 5 mm broad, smooth; horns stubby, lateral, or 0; valve crests 0.
Flowering: in early summer.
Habitat: chaparral, woodland; dry, often stony soils derived from serpentinite or gabbroic rocks; 300-600 m.
Range: Calif. [n SNF (Pine Hill, w. El Dorado Co.)] RARE View Distribution Map.
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