Latin name: Thymophylla pentachaeta (DC.) Small var. belenidium (DC.) Strother
Pronunciation: tie-mo-FIL-a pen-ta-KEE-ta bel-en-ID-ee-um
Common name: Five-needled thymophylla
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Dry roadsides, gravelly slopes, washes and rocky places, often on limestone, to 5500', creosote bush scrub, joshua tree woodland, San Jacinto Mts to east Mojave Desert
Blooming period: April to June
Name derivations: 1) Thymophylla 2) pentachaeta 3) belenidium