Latin name: Psorothamnus arborescens (A. Gray) Barneby var. simplicifolius (Parish) Barneby
Pronunciation: soar-oh-THAM-nus ar-bore-ES-ens sim-pli-si-FO-lee-us
Common name: California indigo bush
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Lower desert mountains slopes, canyons, flats and washes to about 3000' especially in the southern part of the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County
Blooming period: April to May
Name derivations: 1) Psorothamnus 2) arborescens 3) simplicifolius