Latin name: Hedypnois cretica (L.) Dum.-Cours.
  Pronunciation: hed-IP-nois KRET-ik-a

  Common name: Crete weed
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Locally common but rather widespread weed
  of gardens, roadsides and trails to about 2000', native
  to the Mediterranean region

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Hedypnois
  2) cretica
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