in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 54. 1849.
Stems 1–6 dm. Leaf-blades 2–5 cm. Flowers urceolate; perianth lobes 1-veined, obovate to oblong, obtuse, subequal; stamens hypogynous; filaments filiform; anthers ellipsoid-globose; stigmas recurved. Fruit: utricle broad, 1.2–2 mm. Seeds 1–2 mm.
Phenology: Flowering summer–early fall.
Habitat: Coastal shrublands, bluffs, saline sands
Elevation: 0-100 m
Calif., Mexico (Baja California)
Of conservation concern.
According to the California Native Plant Society, this species is in steep decline on the mainland and is declining also on the Channel Islands.
"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.