Densely mat-forming to 1m across. Leaves obovate to spathulate, 2cm long, 1cm wide, tips mucronate, acute or rounded, dark matt green at flrst, becoming glabrous, paler beneath. Flowers 4mm long, white or pink. Fruits very small and brown. Tender in Britain. Found among scrub on sand dunes and woods around Monterey Bay, California.