These little beauties are commonly known as Nevada Dustymaidens or Sierra Pincushions and they belong to the sunflower family (Asteraceae). Nevada Dustymaidens prefer to grow in dry environments, in sandy or gravely soils. The flowerheads are made up of many tiny tube flowers and can be anywhere from a light yellow to a rosy red. The leaves form a basal rosette and are woolly and pinnately lobed. Gorgeous!
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We love the Basin and Range region and work to promote appreciation and respect for the area. We encourage all users to learn about, play in and protect this amazing resource.
We currently focus primarily on issues in the Nevada region of the Basin and Range, but are looking to expand soon.