In the desert this is a very strange-looking, pale plant, forming a scanty, straggling bush, about two feet high, with slender, brittle, gray stems, most of the leaves reduced to mere scales, and delicate, pale pinkish-lilac flowers, less than half an inch long. This grows on the plains, as far east as Texas, and is not always so leafless as in the picture, which is that of a desert plant, but has some coarsely-toothed leaves.

Flowering straw Ptilorib, pauciflora Desert Pink  Ptiloria Wrightii,

Flowering-straw-Ptilorib, pauciflora Desert Pink -Ptiloria Wrightii, CHICORY FAMILY. Cicoriaceae.