I have seen these in abundance in open fields since the beginning of May. They are small and delicate, with thin stalks and close to the ground. I believe they belong to the daisy family, and I think they are weeds.
Rodent. Brown in color, but can range from reddish to blackish depending on the subspecies. Distinct short tail with that compared to other beavers. Thought to be physiologically restricted to temperate rainforests as arid locations lack sufficient water resources - and they are unable to produce concentrated urine. They have an unusual projection on each molar and premolar that is unique among mammals - and as with most rodents their teeth are ever-growing.
Occupying temperate rainforests on North America's Pacific Coast, subspecies of the mule deer. Thrives on the edge of forests and feasts on the dense underbrush and grasslands. Most active at dawn and dusk. Abundant and a popular game animal.