This is a trailing to ascending plant, with bright pink to purple-red flowers. They open in the evening, and close during the following morning. The flowers are 5–14 mm across, broadly funnel-shaped, with 5 somewhat cleft lobes and prominently exserted, curved stamens. The leaves are fleshy, widely spreading and more or less ovate in shape. Commonly found in more southerly counties in California, this is found in Monterey only in the southern parts of Big Sur, and in the extreme east of the County south of the Pinnacles.