(Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. littoralis )
Photo Copyright Donald Myrick California Academy of Sciences
Description: Annual herb with very small hairs, 1 - 5 feet (3-15dm) tall. Leaves linear, 3/8 - 1 1/2 inches (1-4cm) long. Inflorescence is a 5-8 loosely flowered head. Corolla is yellowish, 5/8 - 3/4 inches (1.5-2cm) long. Seeds are 1/16 inch (1.5-2mm) long, egg-shaped and dark brown.
Habitat: Dunes. Elevation 3.2 - 688 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms May - October.
Status: California State Endangered, California Native Plant Society List 1B