Palmer's goldenbush Asteraceae Ericameria palmeri
Leaf:Simple, alternate, evergreen, narrow, 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, edges may be have a few small teeth, gray-green to green.
Flower:Species is monoecious; bright yellow flowers, 1/4 inch across appearing in leaf axils along the stem.
Fruit:Tufted, fluffy achenes (dandelion like) with angled or ribbed sides, light brown, dried flower parts are persistent after seeds have dispersed.
Twig:Young twigs are slender, round, light green in color; later turning a light brown.
Bark:Reddish brown to gray-brown, developing darker scaly ridges.
Form:Short, dense shrub reaching up to 3 feet in height and often much wider, typically with many dead older twigs.