Chaetopappa ericoides  Rose Heath
PERENNIAL.  A low, shrubby plant with overlapping leaves that are covered in long, spiny-looking white hairs.  Fragile daisylike flowers are about 2 cm, bloom in April.  Occasional in the Empires in desert grassland, under mesquite or other trees that provide filtered shade.  Eriophyllum lanosum has fewer, shorter, broader ray florets, a creeping growth habit, and the leaves are not spiny-hairy.
FAMILY:  Asteraceae