Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 375. 1882.
Stems decumbent to erect, usually forming leafy clumps, 3–10 dm, herbaceous or suffrutescent basally, usually glandular-viscid, more densely so distally. Leaves spreading or ascending; petiole 0.1–2.2 (–5) cm; blade broadly deltate or ovate, 2–5 (–8) × 1.7–7 (–12) cm, fleshy to slightly succulent, base rounded to cordate, apex acute (rounded), glabrate to glandular-villous. Inflorescences usually thyrselike, often narrow; involucres 7–16 mm, lobes narrowly lance-oblong, base 30–50% of height. Flowers 1 per involucre; perianth usually white (pale-pink), 1.3–1.8 cm. Fruits dull reddish-brown to almost black, rarely with 10 inconspicuous, paler lines, sometimes with several very shallow grooves, broadly ovoid, 4–6 mm, surfaces smooth or very slightly rugose.
Phenology: Flowering spring, occasionally other seasons.
Habitat: Sands and rocks on slopes, cliffs, and canyon sides in open arid and semiarid areas
Elevation: 0-400(-900) m
Ariz., Calif., Mexico (Baja California), Mexico (Baja California Sur)
"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.