Evax verna
EPHEMERAL ANNUAL.  An odd and extremely tiny spring wildflower, less than 5 cm. tall.  Flowers look like white wooly knobs with several yellowish dots or pinholes.  Leaves are covered in white felty hairs and appear to cup the flower clusters.  Fluffy seedheads look like miniature cotton bolls, and come apart easily.  Blooms in March-April, seeds gone by mid-May.  In the Empires, uncommon on bare gravel ridges.
FAMILY:  Asteraceae (Composite or Daisy Family)