Native Americans used this plant on wounds, to induce childbirth, and as tobacco.
The inflorescence of Trixis californica consists of flowerheads with two-lipped disk flowers. The outward facing lip is long and resembles a ray flower. Phyllaries are narrow and pointed at the ends. Cottonwood Canyon, Joshua Tree National Park | February 2014
Trixis californica is a 3-4 ft. tall, branching shrub that takes a rounded shape. Leaves are green and lanceolate in shape. Cottonwood Canyon, Joshua Tree National Park | December 2013