As temperatures head into triple-digits, there's one local plant that's actually enjoying the weather. According to Angela O'Callaghan, the creosote bush, Larrea tridentata, is one of the best desert plants around.
Extremely drought-tolerant, it can survive on little or no water for a year or more. It is also known for its distinctive aroma post-rainfall and its tiny yellow flowers. Listen to O'Callaghan's essay on all the features of this unique desert plant.