Succulent rosettes with outer leaves considerably larger than small leaves in center. Leaves hairless, gray to sage green, often some red, usually coated with blue waxy powder, widest near tip, thick and flattened. Inflorescence on ascending stem 1–3 in. across. Flower petals 5, separate, lance-shaped, with pointed tip, erect to open wide, yellow; anthers yellow to brown. Grows in rocky outcrops, often in shade, from coastal cliffs to alpine. Plants with many different leaf colors have been selected for gardens.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 2--8 inches
- Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest, Alpine, Subalpine, Dry Rocky Sites
- Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic Np, West Gorge
- Native: Yes