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. Flowering summer-early fall. Coastal shrublands, bluffs, saline sands; of conservation concern; 0-100 m; Calif.; Mexico (Baja California). According to the California Native Plant Society, this species is in steep decline on the mainland and is declining also on the Channel Islands.