Stems: erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs olive-green, round, ridged, glabrous, rigid, usually spinescent.
Leaves: evergreen, alternate; not clustered; stipules thin, deciduous; petioles 4--8 mm; blade elliptic to oblong, 1.3--3.2 x 0.8--1.9, bases cuneate to rounded, 1-veined, margins not revolute, usually entire, tips obtuse to notched, aba xially pale green, glabrous or hairy, esp on midrib adaxially green, glabrous, plane.
Inflorescences: axillary, panicle-like, 4.0--15.0 cm.
Flowers: pale blue to +/- white.
Fruits: globose, 4--5 mm broad, smooth, horns 0 ; valve crests minute or 0.
Flowering: in spring;
Habitat: Chaparral, coastal sage scrub on dry slopes; below 900 m;
Range: Calif. [SCoRO, WTR, PR]; Mexico, n Baja California View Distribution Map.
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