Matt Lewis, Utah State graduate student, just sent me a report from the field that Schoenocrambe suffrutescens (or Hesperidanthus suffrutescens or shrubby reed-mustard, or whatever you want to call it this week) is just starting to flower! We don't have photos yet, but here's what it looked like just a week ago out near Big Pack Mountain, with the flowering stalks just starting to emerge:
Those are last years' dried-up flowering stalks sticking out from the plant. Maybe Matt will send us another report soon and flower photos?
In the meantime, here's another cool plant that's flowering right now, which I believe is Cryptantha paradoxa but may well be C. flavoculata. Either way, it's a catseye and it's adorable. This was taken near the Pariette wetlands.
If anyone out there reading has a suggestion, correction, or even photos to share, please let me know!