Latin name: Chaenactis glabriuscula DC. var. glabriuscula
Pronunciation: kee-NAK-tis glay-bree-YOO-skew-la
Common name: Yellow pincushion
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Habitat: Dry open places in grassland, coastal sage scrub and chaparral, also sandy places, to about 4500' throughout most of the California Floristic Province
Blooming period: March to June
Name derivations: 1) Chaenactis 2) glabriuscula