Latin name: Calyptridium monandrum Nutt.
Pronunciation: kal-ip-TRID-ee-um mo-NAN-drum
Common name: Sand cress, Common pussypaws
Family:Montiaceae (Miner's lettuce)
Habitat: Open sandy places to 6000', creosote bush scrub, joshua tree woodland, deserts from Mono County south, burns, chaparral, coastal sage scrub
Blooming period: March to June
Name derivations: 1) Calyptridium 2) monandrum