One hour after leaving Coyote Springs, I pull into the Mojave National Preserve visitor centre at Kelso Depot
Date: April 28, 2008, 13h00
Paper-bag bush (aka salazaria mexicana, bladder sage) growing near my tent
A lot of bees are buzzing around the flowers on this neato twiggy bush with almost no leaves. A tiny hummingbird flew up to it as well, but didn't linger, perhaps unable to get any nectar from the flowers.
Apparently the bark of this plant is photosynthetic.