Rushpink or Milkpink
This must be quite a rare plant because I have only found it
once, even though it has a very showy flowering head. A friend
of mine, who is very knowledgeable about Utah wildflowers, had
never seen one.
It is a composite, with ray flowers only (usually 5 of them,
each over an inch long).
When not in bloom, the plant may somewhat resemble a rush.
The stems and leaves are long and wiry. Another name for the
plant is "skeleton plant".
The genus name Lygodesmia is from two Greek words meaning
"a bundle of pliant twigs". The species name grandiflora
means "large flower".