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
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Encelia
  2) frutescens
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