Latin name: Atriplex confertifolia (Torrey &
  Frémont) S. Watson
  Pronunciation: AT-ri-plex kon-fer-ti-FO-lee-a

  Common name: Shadscale saltbush
  Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot)
  Habitat: Common on alkaline flats and slopes to
  7000', shadscale and creosote bush scrub, Mojave
  Desert

  Blooming period: April to July
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Atriplex
  2) confertifolia
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