Latin name: Linanthus dianthiflorus (Benth.) E. Greene
Pronunciation: lie-NAN-thus di-an-thi-FLOR-us
Common name: Ground pink
Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
Habitat: Open sandy places in coastal sage scrub, chaparral and valley grassland below 4000' from Santa Barbara to San Diego County and the western edge of the Colorado Desert
Blooming period: March to October
Name derivations: 1) Linanthus 2) dianthiflorus