Stephanomeria pauciflora
(Brownplume Wirelettuce)
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)

Brownplume Wirelettuce grows on dry, sandy sites on the foothills and plains. Leaves are gradually reduced along the stem, becoming quite small below the flowers. Flowers range from purple to white. Plants are 1 to 2 feet tall.

Compare to Lygodesmia juncea (Skeleton Plant)

Vegetation zone:  Plains, Foothills (3500-8500 ft.)
Time of bloom:  May - September
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers