Latin name: Atriplex hymenelytra (Torrey) S. Watson
Pronunciation: AT-ri-plex hy-men-el-EYE-tra
Common name: Desert-holly
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot)
Habitat: Alkaline soils but on hilly and rocky areas and in canyon washes rather than lower flats, present in creosote bush scrub on both deserts, and particularly prevalent around Death Valley to about 4500'
Blooming period: January to April
Name derivations: 1) Atriplex 2) hymenelytra