Plants annual. Stems decumbent to ascending, little to moderately branched, elongate, glandular-pubescent. Leaves: petiole 0.8-4 cm; blade ovate to oblong-ovate, 2-5 × 1.5-3.5 cm, margins entire to ± sinuate and undulate, surfaces glandular-pubescent. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts lanceolate to broadly ovate, 4-9 × 1.8-6 mm, papery, puberulent to glandular-pubescent, often villous basally; flowers 12-24. Perianth: tube rose red, at least basally, 10-20 mm, limb white to pink, 6-8 mm diam. Fruits winged, broadly cordate or ± round in profile, 4-6 × 4-6 mm, coriaceous, apex deeply notched with small beak; wings 2(-3), infrequently partially folded together, without dilations, interior spongy. Flowering spring-summer. Sandy soils, Joshua tree desert scrub; 100-1600 m; Calif.