Plant ID help

Plant ID help

Picture was taken in Uluru, Australia just a couple days ago. Any idea what it is? I'm not even sure what zone it is growing in. One of my LJ buddies lives in Alice Springs and he's always posting the most interesting plant pics but sometimes neither of us knows what they are.
the kiddo and i

the kiddo and i

New to the community

New to the community

Yet another “What is this thing?” thread

Yet another “What is this thing?” thread

Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

Ant invasion in winter??

Ant invasion in winter??

Hydrangea help

Hydrangea help