Chaetopappa ericoides
(Rose Heath)
Asteraceae (Sunflower)

Rose Heath grows on dry sandy to rocky sites on the plains, primarily southeast. Plants are 2 to 8 inches tall. Stem leaves are short, narrow and scale-like. Chaetopappa ericoides also occurs widely in western Colorado

Compare to Plains Blackfoot (Melampodium leucanthum), which can be found in similar habitats. Plains Blackfoot has broader ray flowers and larger leaves.

Vegetation zone:  Plains
Time of bloom:  May - July
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers