This is a small plant, whose flowers are an intense deep rose to red color. The flowers don’t open until late morning, but their vivid color makes them easy to spot. The leaves are linear to oblanceolate, often ciliate along the margins. This species can be distinguished from the rare Brewer’s Red Maids (Calandrinia breweri, see above), by the number of its stamens (7–14), and by its fruits, that are more or less enclosed by the calyx (clearly visible in the second photo). Photo #3 by CJH.