Nice native cactus out in the Painted Hills. Everything struggles through the cheat grass out here.
Dalea ornata aka Ornate Dalea.
Cluster of purplish flower spikes, one per stem. Pinnate leaves. Rocky desert.
Took this in the Sutton Mountain WSA, an area near the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Monument. About the size of a lady bug, which is what I first thought it might be. Never got to see the head - flew off while I was trying to make a lens change to my macro. My guess is that it is a type of carpet beetle, but I'm not at all sure. I'd also like to know what kind of tree/bush we are looking at here. This was growing in a dry stream bed at the bottom of a ravine.
Lots of these all over the place.
I'm not sure what this one is either but they were all over. Groundsel maybe or Oregon Sunshine?
I believe this is yarrow but I'm not sure. Any help would be appreciated.
Another flower that I have no idea about.