Crossosoma bigelovii  Ragged Rock Flower
SHRUB.  A straggling woody tangle of pale gray branches and small oval, sharp-pointed, bluish green leaves that fall during the dry months and sprout after rain.  Fragrant white flowers resembling apple blossoms bloom in early April, followed by purple crescent-shaped pods.  In the Empires, occasional at lower elevations among rock outcrops on large washes, including Davidson Canyon.
FAMILY:  Crossosomataceae (Rock Flower Family)