Endemic to the Channel Islands of California. It may be anywhere from 2-6' in height and diameter across the ground. The stems bear narrow, fuzzy green leaves at the ends of the branches, each 2 to 5 centimeters long and sometimes with edges rolled under. The bush erects clusters of densely clustered, frilly flowers on nearly naked peduncles. Each flower is only a few millimeters wide, very light pink in color, with nine protruding stamens. The flowers turn brown as they age. The bark is red and ribbony.