Apiana is a shrub, prefers a sunny location draining soil, is used by Native, American groups on the Pacific coast. The flowers are to attractive bees, are to pale white lavender. Flower stalks colored grow above the pinkish foliage in the spring. The Cahuilla harvested large quantities of the seed. The leaves Stems were eaten by the Chumash, are burnt by many, Native, American tribes with the smoke.