Latin name: Stephanomeria pauciflora (Torrey) Nelson
Pronunciation: stef-an-oh-MEER-ee-a paw-si-FLOR-a
Common name: Desert straw
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Dry flats and washes on both deserts and adjacent mountains to 7000', creosote bush scrub to pinyon-juniper woodland, occasional in innermost cismontane valleys
Blooming period: May to September
Name derivations: 1) Stephanomeria 2) pauciflora