Burro Brush
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.