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  • Cheesebush - Joshua Tree National Park
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  • Cheesebush Along Barker Dam Trail - Joshua Tree National Park

If you catch a faint whiff of something that smells like cheese, look around. You may be near a cheesebush. These plants are usually found in sandy washes where they take advantage of the runoff from occasional storms.

If you look closely in the front center of the picture you can also see a Pholisma Arenarium, a small parasitic plant (usually purple) that sends its roots down to the roots of the cheesebush or other host plant and steals nutrients from them.

Address: 74485 National Park Drive Twentynine Palms, CA
Directions: Just north of Interstate 10 between LA and Arizona.
Phone: (760) 367-5500
Website: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/

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  • Written Nov 2, 2007
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