Caudices simple or 2-3-branched, 1-2 cm diam. Leaves: rosettes 10-25-leaved; blade pale green, oblong-oblanceolate to -triangular, 3-10 × 0.5-2 cm, apex acute to acuminate, surfaces not farinose, glaucous. Inflorescences: floral shoots 10-30-leaved, 5-25 cm; cincinni 3+, 4-10-flowered, 1-5 cm. Petals pale yellow, 7-14 × 1.5-2.5 mm. 2n = 34. Flowering late spring. Rocky outcrops and slopes; 30-1200 m; Calif. Subspecies paniculata occurs from Mount Diablo, Contra Costa County, to the Pinnacles, San Benito County, and east to Merced County.