This native wildflower is endemic to California and is found in many oak woodland habitats. The paddle-like petals are a shade of pink to reddish to purple and are slender and diamond-shaped or triangular. Because it is an annual, it is best propagated from seed in fall in an area that has already been cleared of weeds. A very light layer of organic mulch will allow seedlings to push through. It will typically reseed itself each year.