Latin name: Leptosyne gigantea Kellogg
Pronunciation: lep-toe-SY-nee ji-GAN-tee-a
Common name: Giant coreopsis
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Rocky cliffs and exposed slopes and dunes along the immediate coast from Los Angeles Co. to San Luis Obispo Co. and on the Channel Islands
Blooming period: January to May
Name derivations: 1) Leptosyne 2) gigantea