Latin name: Anisocoma acaulis Torrey & A. Gray
  Pronunciation: an-eye-so-KO-ma ak-AWL-is

  Common name: Scalebud
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Sandy washes and dry slopes to 7300', creosote
  bush scrub, joshua tree woodland, both deserts  
  Blooming period: April to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Anisocoma
  2) acaulis
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