Baby Stars;  Linanthus bicolor
(also called Leptosiphon bicolor)

Mid Bloomer.  Small red-pink five-petal flowers, low growing.  Thinly divided leaves circle stem at intervals.

Notes:  Phlox Family.  Pink flowers with yellow centers, grows in masses in open areas.  The intricacies of the coloring and design most fully appreciated with a magnifying glass.  Linanthus means ‘flax flower.’

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Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
    Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
        Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
            Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
                Class Magnoliopsida -- Dicotyledons
                    Subclass Asteridae
                        Order Solanales
                            Family Polemoniaceae -- Phlox family
                                Genus Leptosiphon Benth.
                                    Species Leptosiphon bicolor Nutt. -- true babystars

Baby Stars;  Linanthus bicolor

Field of Baby Stars among Long-beaked Storksbill that has gone to seed.
You can see how tiny they are by comparing them with the bills.