Annual - Herbaceous
This sweet tiny plant showed up here last year, in our bottomland meadow along the deep gully that runs through this land. I thought it was delightful, even charming. It seems tiny plant people would love it though I hear in can reseed aggressively down below and in the right conditions. It typically doesn't grow at 8,120' - but there it was - such a little beauty in a small, lovely stand.
Linear leaves from an upright basal rosette. Inflorescence topped with a dense, woolly flower spike. Tiny flowers are white. Fuzzy white hairs all over create a absolute glow in the sunshine.
I collect and tend wild plants carefully. There is only a small amount of this seed so the weight will be small and it won't last long.