The Sandwort (“wort” an Old English word meaning “flower”) is not a plant you would want to dig up and take home, for more reasons than that it is illegal.  This is almost a signature plant at the Pawnee Buttes.Hooker's Sandwort (Eremogone hookeri)

Hooker's Sandwort (Eremogone hookeri)

Not only do the plants reach a great age, they reach to a good depth.Hooker's Sandwort (Eremogone hookeri)

Before flowering.Hooker's Sandwort (Eremogone hookeri)

Hooker's Sandwort (Eremogone hookeri)

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