I’ve lived in the desert southwest for well over three decades, and I never ever knew until this year that tumbleweeds have flowers. They’re teeny tiny, and of course you wouldn’t want to get too close to them because they’re very prickly. Turns out another name for them is Russian Thistle. As you might guess from their name, they actually are not native to the US, and they’re considered invasive. I was finally able to get a decent shot of them, thanks to a rented macro lens (I think they’re really pretty — up close, anyway).