Perennial herb from a branched or simple, thickened stem-base and a taproot; stems ascending to erect, numerous, spreading and forming mats up to 15 cm wide.
Basal leaves forming rosettes, narrowly egg- to spoon-shaped on thick stalks, 1.5-5 cm long, smooth; stem leaves lacking.
Capsules, egg-shaped to oblong, flattened; seeds 5-11, black, shiny, 1 mm long.
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Cistanthe umbellata (Torr.) Hershkovitz
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