Scientific name
Amsinckia menziesii
As the name suggests, this native annual produces curled cluster heads of small yellow-orange flowers that resemble the head of a fiddle. Poisonous to livestock, the bristle hairs can cause skin irritation in humans.

Scientific name
Lithospermum canescens
This May to June bloom has a flattened golden yellow flower on top of a dark green stem. The golden flower has five spreading rounded lobes and stands 5-14 inches tall.

Scientific name
Argusia gnaphalodes
This rare dune shrub grows 3 to 6 feet high and has a rounded top. The leaves are plump, hairy and silvery green. The clustered flowers grow on one-sided spikes and are white to lavender. It blooms all year and peaks in the winter.

Scientific name
Mertensia virginica
Also Known As
Lungwort, Oysterleaf, Virginia cowslip
The distinctive bell-shaped flowers are bright sky-blue in color. Look for this striking flower in the moist woodlands of eastern North America.