Bright Golden Aster In Dry Grass
I like how you get a splash of colour in a dry and drab background of dead grass. The park labeled this as "Chrysopsis villosa", but apparently that name is now out of date - it's "Heterotheca villosa var. villosa"
Species: Heterotheca villosa (hairy false goldenaster, hairy goldenaster)
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This plant and it's crazy deep roots (much deeper than the plant is tall) is the cornerstone of this ecology.
Species: Purshia tridentata (antelope bitterbrush)
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