An overview of Burro Bush (Ambrosia dumosa). A staple here in the desert and often times overlooked. When you rub the leaves of Burro Bush between your fingers, get ready for a wonderful, slightly pineapple-y scent surprise!
A classic shot of sand verbena (Abronia villosa) growing by the road. As its name suggests, it grows in sand! And the smell is AMAZING!!! When you come across a cluster of them, the flowers perfume the air.
Sandpaper plant flower clusters Every spring, we look forward to finding new wildflowers as well as re-visiting our favorites. And the Sandpaper plant (Petalonyx thurberi) is one of our absolute favs! First, the Sandpaper plant is native to California and [...]
Hyptis emoryi, a.k.a., Desert lavender. It also makes the bees go ga-ga! A very spicy (and distinct lavender-y) scent. I can imagine what it would smell like as an essential oil... All the flowers are falling off now. As we walk along, there [...]