With their high rounded crowns
they resemble the sombrero of Mexico
On tall stalks they blow and bend with the wind.
The red and yellow make for a unique show
It is a wildflower of the southwest.
Blooming in late May and beyond.
In my neighborhood they are in the
drainage ditches and common areas
surrounding the homes and golf courses
It is a tough and colorful plant.
However I think I will enjoy them in the wild.