is one of the many wildflower species found only between San Diego and Santa Barbara, in coastal southern California, including the Channel Islands. The hairless leaves are linear in shape, quite thick, unlobed and untoothed. Stems are short, and erect. Flowers are sessile, solitary or in small groups, subtended by leaves.
Flowers are formed of a five-lobed, sparsely-hairy calyx, the lobes fused only at the base, and a funnel-shaped corolla around a quarter of an inch long, with five spreading lobes, wavy-toothed along the margin. The corolla throat is yellow, inside and out, the lobes pale pink to white, with a red/purple spot at the base. The five stamens and the three-lobed stigma are the same height as the corolla tube, and clustered together at the center. Stamens have pale yellow filaments and darker yellow anthers.