A low plant, with many, downy branches, spreading almost flat on the ground, and small, thickish leaves, light dull green, and slightly downy. The flowers are rather more than a quarter of an inch across, with hairy calyxes, and bright yellow corollas, hairy outside, with ten little appendages inside, and grow in coiled clusters. The little flowers are gay and pretty and look bright and cheerful on the desert sands where they live. This is found as far east as Oregon.

Emmenanthe lutea.

Emmenanthe lutea.

Romanxoffia sitchensis

Romanxoffia sitchensis. WATERLEAF FAMILY. Hydrophyllaceae.