Latin name: Psathyrotes ramosissima (Torrey) A. Gray
  Pronunciation: sa-thi-ROE-tees ra-mo-SI-si-ma

  Common name: Turtleback
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Hard dry soils of flats and ledges, sandy
  creosote bush scrub mostly below 3000', both deserts,
  Death Valley

  Blooming period: March to June, sometimes winter
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Psathyrotes
  2) ramosissima
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