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.