Much like the last, but more commonplace looking, for the flowers are smaller and the plant much larger. It is about a foot high and grows among rocks, and the general effect of dull mauve is rather pretty, though not bright in color. The common name alludes to the plant being covered with a mass of brown hairs at the base.

There are several kinds of Gutierrezia, all American.

Ptilonella Brown foot   Perezia Wrigritii. Desert Holly P. nana

Ptilonella-Brown-foot - Perezia Wrigritii. Desert Holly-P. nana. SUNFLOWER FAMILY. Compositae.