|Photos by Gene Spesard 2/17/2016|
This low-growing plant is one of the first to bloom in spring (i.e., Feb/March). Yellow Desert Primrose (Oenothera primiveris) is in the Evening Primrose Family. Gene's photo captures the delicate beauty of the heart-shaped petals.
Click on the photo for a closer view. Each petal is actually 5 fused petals and its own separate flower. Silverpuffs (Uropappus lindleyi) are in the Sunflower (Aster) Family - also known as the Composite Family - because flowers in this family are really composed of multiple flowers. Think of a sunflower with a huge seed head. Each seed comes from an individual flower (that looks like a petal).