is a species of sand-verbena
known by the common name desert sand-verbena
. It is native to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico and the southern California and Baja coast. It is a short, hairy annual wildflower which grows in creeping prostrate masses along the ground. It has oval-shaped dull green leaves and many peduncles
bearing rounded inflorescences
of bright magenta or purplish-pink flowers. It grows in the sand of the deserts and coastlines.