Latin name: Rafinesquia neomexicana A. Gray
Pronunciation: raf-in-ES-kee-a nee-oh-mex-i-KAY-na
Common name: Desert chicory
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Creosote bush scrub and joshua tree woodland and may be found in both deserts, often seen entangled in and growing up through the branches of other shrubs and using them for support, preferring gravelly and sandy desert soils
Blooming period: February to May
Name derivations: 1) Rafinesquia 2) neomexicana