Latin name: Lepidospartum squamatum (A. Gray)
  A. Gray
  Pronunciation: leh-pid-oh-SPAR-tum skwam-AY-tum

  Common name: Scalebroom
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Sandy or gravelly washes, stream ledges,
  coastal sage scrub, chaparral, joshua tree woodland,
  both deserts, to at least 5000'

  Blooming period: August to October
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Lepidospartum
  2) squamatum
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