19. Chrysothamnus nauseosis, rabbitbush.
This shrubby plant grows where the land has been overgrazed in the past...
and in the xeriscaped gardens of Albuquerquians--despite the rather strong smelling leaves that gives it the species designation.
21. Giallardia grandiflora, blanket flower or fireweed.
This is native to our dry, sandy soils, but has become a popular garden flower in the north and east. The rays open up spiral fashion.
Geranium richardsonii, Cranesbill.
In our mountains, Cranesbills tend to be more purple
or blue than pink. They have a long bill-like
seed pod that bursts open when it dries out and can
shoot the seeds over 20 feet. The cultivated
geranium is in the same family (Geranaceae), but it
is not in the Geranium genus, but is instead a Pelargonium.