Rayless Encelia
Encelia frutescens, Sunflower family (Compositaea)
Flowers: Gold and orange flower head to 3/4" wide on end of stem, no petals.
Leaves: Dark green wavy leaves to 2" long, shiny surface with rough, hairy edges.
Height: Grows to 3' high.
Photographed March 23, in Superstition Mountain area.
Typically found in rocky areas and on mesas.