The long-lasting, spherical inflorescence of abronia pogonantha
consists of between 12 and 24 small flowers, each with a narrow, lightly hairy, rose pink tube (up to an inch in length) and five lobes, irregularly divided. The lobes are usually pure white but may also be pink or light purple. Five thin, leaf-like bracts encircle the base of the cluster. The plant grows upwards, branching a few times, producing oval leaves at widely spaced intervals along the green or purplish stems. It is found in higher elevations of the Mojave Desert, extending northwest to the San Joaquin Valley.