All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Cheesebush</strong>
<em>Hymenoclea salsola</em>
Palm Springs, CA
March 18, 2007
I had read in one of my wildflower books that this plant gets its' name from the odor of the crushed leaves. Sure enough, when I crushed a leaf between my finge...
Cheesebush
Hymenoclea salsola
Palm Springs, CA
March 18, 2007
I had read in one of my wildflower books that this plant gets its' name from the odor of the crushed leaves. Sure enough, when I crushed a leaf between my fingers, I smelled an odor similar to a strong Cheddar cheese! These plants are monoecious, meaning they have separate male and female flowers. Can you see the two different kinds of flowers?


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