Comandra umbellata ssp. pallida - Bastard toadflax - Sandalwood Family (Santalaceae) - Summer - Colorado Wildflower - The star-shaped flowers are white to pink, tiny, and massed. Leaves are short and somewhat thick, resembling those of a succulent.The plant is not a relative of Toadflax but someone thought the leaves resembled those of Toadflax, hence the common name.Comandra umbellata is a relative of the Australian Sandalwoods, and our species is one of two worldwide in this genus.
Nuttallia (Mentzelia) nuda - White Evening star - Stickleaf Family (Loasaceae) - Summer and Late - Colorado Wildflower - Flowers of Nuttallia nuda have ten non-overlapping petals and numerous long stamens. Flowers open in late afternoon. Nuttallia nuda is a common plant on dry, sandy plains sites. Compare to Nuttallia decapetala.