Latin name: Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus (A. Gray) A. Gray var. sphaerocephalus
Pronunciation: ak-amp-toe-PAP-us sfeer-oh-SEF-a-lus
Common name: Goldenheads
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Rocky soils in deserts, creosote bush scrub and joshua tree and juniper woodlands to about 7000' from the Tehachapis and the Transverse and Peninsular Ranges to the deserts
Blooming period: May to June
Name derivations: 1) Acamptopappus 2) sphaerocephalus