Latin name: Encelia frutescens (A. Gray) A. Gray
Pronunciation: en-SEE-lee-a froo-TES-ens
Common name: Rayless encelia
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Dry slopes and mesas, desert washes and flats to 2500', creosote bush scrub, east and south Mojave Desert and Colorado Desert
Blooming period: February to May
Name derivations: 1) Encelia 2) frutescens