Microseris linearifolia  Starpoint, Silverpuffs
EPHEMERAL ANNUAL.  Small yellow flowers (1 - 2 cm), usually solitary, are followed by showy balls of black achenes with broad, five-pointed, brown-striped silver plumes.  Leaves grasslike, often hidden among surrounding plants.  Blooms in March-April.  Common in a variety of grassy places, nearly throughout the Empires.
FAMILY:  Asteraceae (Composite or Daisy Family)