(Windblown) gold of the Earth
Good eyes!!! The Brittlebush has yellow flowers on it that resemble daisies. The seeds of Brittlebush are blown away by the wind. The seeds can be dormant for
YEARS if conditions are dry or harsh.
Does anybody remember that old gem of a movie, "Please
Don't Eat the Daisies" starring Doris Day?
Well, I just had to eat my hat, because I thought this
was the Desert Sunflower. If Brittlebush are blooming
this EARLY in the vicinity of Lake Mead, then you can BET it was a wet winter in the Mojave Desert.
I took this photo inside Lovell Canyon, and near the 48,019-acre Muddy Mountains Wilderness Area in Southern Navada. (March 31, 2008)