Porophyllum gracile  Poreleaf, Odora
PERENNIAL.  Thin bluish stems have a few narrow, opposite, pointed leaves.  Each stem is topped with a narrow purple cylindrical flowerhead tipped with small white flowers that have conspicuous curled purple stamens.  Flowerheads are about 3 cm long and 1 cm in diameter.  Large plants may look shrubby, as in the photo.  Leaves are dotted with a few raised round glands.  Entire plant has a curious citrus/pine/musk smell when bruised.  Blooms in April-May.  In the Empires, frequent on bajadas and other coarse gravel in desertscrub at lower elevations; absent from higher grassland.
FAMILY:  Asteraceae (Composite or Daisy Family)