Hymenoclea salsola, Sunflower family (Compositae)|
|Flowers:||Small waxy translucent blossoms (to 3/8" wide), with a protruding green center.|
|Leaves:||Narrow green leaves on intricately woven thin wirey branches. Crushed leaves have cheese-like smell.|
|Height:||Bush grows to 4'.|
Photographed March 23, in the Superstition Mountain area.|
Grows in sandy soil, desert washes and roadsides.