Distribution: West of the Cascades in Washington in the southwestern portion of the state; Washington south to California.
Habitat: Tidal flats and coastal bluffs.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Fibrous-rooted perennial from a short, stout, brown-woolly crown.
Leaves all basal, succulent, glabrous, or with a few, stiff hairs, several nerved, elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, 5-20 cm. long and 1.5-6 cm. wide.
Scapes stout, 0.5-4 dm. tall, hairy; flowers in a dense, bracteate spike, 5-25 cm. long and up to 1 cm. thick; bracts firm, keeled, 3 mm. long; sepals 4; corolla lobes 4, 2-4 mm. long, narrow, acute, forming a persistent, closed beak over the capsule; stamens 4; ovary superior, 2-celled.
Capsule 2.5-4.5 mm. long.