Could not believe these leaves, but was told it was indeed Corethrogyne filaginifolia.
Will have to return when it flowers.
Small beautiful purple/yellow flower.
BLM volunteers have done a spectacular job of restoring native vegetation around this historic lighthouse facility.
California Aster, Corethrogyne filaginifolia (old name: Lessingia filaginifolia). A widespread, highly variable species favoring naturally disturbed sites such as gravel bars in mountain creeks in addition to sand dunes. Figueroa Mountain, red natural gravel area.
Corethrogyne filaginifolia (syn. Lessingia filaginifolia) is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names common sandaster and California aster. The taxonomy of this plant and certain relatives is currently changing; recently the Corethrogynes have been grouped together under the name Lessingia filaginifolia, and then moved back to genus Corethrogyne as a single species with many synonyms.