Distribution: West of the Cascades crest in Washington except in the Columbia River Gorge where found as far east as Klickitat County; southern British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Coastal cliffs, and ledges and gravelly soil in the foothills.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glabrous, glaucous perennial from numerous, stout rhizomes, with numerous sterile shoots and tight, basal rosettes, the flowering stems stout, erect to ascending, 8-20 cm. tall.
Leaves alternate, spatulate-oblanceolate to spatulate-obovate, tapered to the base, strongly flattened but very succulent, 10-20 mm. long and 4-10 mm. broad, strongly overlapping.
Inflorescence of leafy-bracteate, paniculate cymes; pedicles very short; calyx lobes 5, oblong-lanceolate, 2.5-3.5 mm. long, rounded or obtuse; petals 5, distinct, somewhat recurved, 7-10 mm. long, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute; stamens 10, slightly shorter than the petals, 5 attached to the base of the petals.
Follicles 5, erect until nearly mature, then divergent above the united basal portion.