Stems: erect, not rooting at nodes; twigs gray-brown, round, roughened, minutely hairy, rigid.
Leaves: evergreen, alternate, not clustered or crowded; stipules warty, persistent; petioles to 3 mm; blades round- to deltate-obovate, 0.6--1.3 x 0.3--1.0 cm, bases cuneate to rounded, 1-veined, margins not revolute, usually entire, so metimes denticulate; tips obtuse or notched, abaxially pale green, minutely canescent between veins, adaxially dark green, glabrous, plane or +/- concave.
Inflorescences: axillary, umbel-like, 1.3--2.0 cm.
Flowers: white with dark centers formed from disks and ovaries.
Fruits: globose, 5 mm broad, smooth, horns minute or 0; valve crests 0.
Cytology: n = 12 [M.A. Nobs in H. McMinn 1942]
Flowering: in early to late spring
Habitat: chaparral, dry hills, mesas; under 300 m.
Range: Calif. [SCo (San Diego Co.)]; n Baja California; RARE in Calif. View Distribution Map.
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