Stanleya pinnata -- Prince's Plume -- is a beautiful flowering subshrub native to the west and often seen growing in the rocky mountains of the Great Basin desert. A perfect xeric plant because of its ability to thrive in very arid, rocky and sandy soils.
This image was taken this week in a dry canyon in Hidden Valley Park, just east of Reno. The flowers appear in early May and last past the summer solstice. Give it a couple growing seasons in a sunny, dry spot and you'll have a local favorite soon showing off each spring for your friends and neighbors.