West Arizona and small areas of southeast California
Up to 20 inches (the flower stem)
Rocky hillsides, often north-facing; up to 7,000 feet
Grey-green (glaucous), narrowly lanceolate to oblong or nearly cylindrical, with pointed tips
Like most succulents, leaves of dudleya saxosa form a basal rosette, but with a rather untidy, irregular arrangement. Leaves are thick, narrow, grey-green in color, slightly upcurved along the edges, and pointed at the apex. Plants have one to several rosettes, each up to 9 inches in diameter.
The inflorescence varies in height between 2 and 20 inches; the pinkish red flower spike divides readily, branching 2 or 3 times. Flowers have five triangular, pink/red sepals (joined at the base), around five pointed-tipped petals, also mostly fused. Petals are yellow, red/orange lower down.
Two subspecies are ssp aloides, which has slightly longer leaves, wider stems and petals that are green to yellow, not usually tinged red, while the less widespread ssp saxosa has shorter leaves, narrower stems and bright yellow petals, usually tinged red.