Rutaceae (Rue Family)
Thamnosma montanaTorr. & Fremont. Turpentine Broom. (Plate 6.200) A strong-scented, yellowish green, broomlike shrub 1–2 ft (3–6 dm) high. Leaves are oblanceolate, 1/4–1/2 in (6–13 mm) long, soon deciduous, leaving naked stems. Flowers are erect, 1/4–1/2 in (6–13 mm) long, with four petals. The fruit is a leathery, two-lobed capsule. Flower: Dark purple.
Distribution. Dry slopes; east side of Inyo Mountains; Desert Scrub, below 5,500 ft (1,677 m).