A beautiful little flower, not often seen but can appear in quantity. The plant is widely spreading to erect, simple or branched. Flowers are pure white with tan or pink anthers. Leaves are 2–5 mm long and < 1.5 mm wide, linear to narrowly oblong. The white, bell-shaped flowers in the right hand photo are from a nearby manzanita; these give a sense of how tiny the flowers of this sandwort really are. The form with pink anthers is found on Fort Ord, and it has been suggested that this might be a separate variety or even species. Further study will be needed to decide whether this is in fact the case.