Alkali goldenbush is a medium-sized shrub in the Sunflower family. This showy, yellow plant is commonly found on alkaline soils in both the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. The goldenbush stands about 2-3 feet tall and produces clusters of small yellow flowers in the fall. More than a dozen species of butterflies have been observed visiting these flowers. As the name suggests, this plant grows in dry, sandy plains and does especially well in alkaline and gypsum soils. It grows well with creosote bushes. Native Americans used this plant to remedy colds and sore throats.  It grows quickly and can be used to be natural windbreak border around a naturalized landscape.