I have been working hard to identify some of the wildflowers I saw around Sunset Crater. Here is what I found, after using two books I bought and the internet. First, here is the Long-Leafed Phlox I posted a couple of days ago. It is amazingly pink against the cinder ground:
This one has the very strange name of Fetid Goosefoot and is really a fern-like plant that turns red in the fall, but is very striking:
This one is some sort of an Aster, as best as I can tell:
And this feathery "flower" is actually the seed pods of the Apache Plume. The flowers are white, but gone this late in the season:
This one is called Desert Paintbrush:
And this, I think, is called Sulphur Buckthorn:
And I give up on this one! The leaves look a bit like a geranium, but it looks a lot like a poppy of some sort. Anyone know what it is?