Latin name: Xanthisma gracile (Nutt.) D.R. Morgan &
  R.L. Hartm.
  Pronunciation: zan-THIS-ma GRAS-il-
ee

  Common name: Slender goldenweed
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Sandy or rocky places to 5000', creosote bush
  scrub, joshua tree woodland, east Mojave Desert

  Blooming period: April to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Xanthisma
  2) gracile
  Formerly Machaeranthera gracilis
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