Latin name: Lamarckia aurea (L.) Moench
Pronunciation: la-MAR-kee-a AW-ree-a
Common name: Goldentop grass
Family: Poaceae (Grass)
Habitat: Open ground, moist seeps, rocky slopes, to 2000', sandy soils and waste places, cismontane including the islands, native to the Mediterranean region
Blooming period: February to May
Name derivations: 1) Lamarckia 2) aurea