Nemacaulis denudata var. denudata
Plants 0.4–2 × 0.2–8 dm. Stems prostrate to decumbent. Leaf blades usually spatulate, sometimes linear, 2–8 × 0.3–1.5 cm. Inflorescences with thick, dark red branches. Peduncles usually absent. Involucral bracts dark red, 1.5–3.5 × 1–2 mm, white-tomentose. Flowers (5–)12–30 per involucre, usually exposed in tomentum; perianth 1–1.5 mm; outer tepals broadly obovate to ovate.
Phenology: Flowering Mar–Aug.
Habitat: Coastal sandy beaches, grassland communities
Elevation: 0-100 m
Calif., Mexico (Baja California).
Variety denudata occurs from Los Angeles County southward into Baja California.