This is the very similar in color and appearance to Variable Linanthus (Leptosiphon parviflorus) and most easily distinguished by its calyx which is not densely hairy like Variable Linanthus but merely ciliate (with marginal hairs) and more or less glabrous beneath. The corolla is a little larger, generally a little over 16 mm across, usually white but not infrequently pink or purple, though lacking the red marks at the base of the lobes which are sometimes found on Variable Linanthus. The corolla tube (not a pedicel) is 10–33 mm long generally pink to lavender. The throat is generally violet at the base and yellow above. Note the prominent, 6 mm long, exserted stigma. Like other linanthus, the leaves are whorled. It is believed to be present in Monterey County only on Fort Ord.