A semi-evergreen shrub growing 2 to 4 feet in height. Leaves are bright green with tiny scales and the golden flowers blooming spring to early summer. Prefers full sun and sandy or rocky, well-drained soils, on the rocky slopes and valley plains; cold and drought tolerant. The plants are relatively slow growing and slow to reestablished by seeds. Good palatability for livestock and wildlife and great for xeriscape landscaping. Found across mainly in Utah and Nevada and in some of the surrounding states.