Latin name: Hesperolinon micranthum (A. Gray) Small
Pronunciation: hes-per-oh-LIE-non my-KRAN-thum
Common name: Small-flowered dwarf flax
Family: Linaceae (Flax)
Habitat: Open slopes and ridges, 1000'-5500', often on burns, chaparral, foothill woodland, yellow pine forest, San Diego to Kern County, Santa Rosa Plateau
Blooming period: May to July
Name derivations: 1) Hesperolinon 2) micranthum