This classic plant of the high desert grows in dry, hot, rocky areas throughout much of interior California and throughout the West. In summer and autumn, clusters of golden, star-like flowers cover the tips of the white branches on this low, rounded shrub which reaches up to 3 ft. tall and wide. Fine, white hairs cover the narrow leaves, giving the plant a ghostly grey-white appearance. Needs a sunny location with excellent drainage and little to no irrigation once established. Bees and butterflies love the flowers. A larval host for the northern checkerspot butterfly.