Creosote Bush is a flowering plant common in western North America. The plant is ubiquitous in the landscapes of the Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts, covering thousands of square kilometers. A mature bush is typically 3 to 5 feet tall, but can grow to 10 feet or more. Its Latin name, Larrea tridentata, refers to the three-toothed leaves of this evergreen shrub. The flowers are small and usually yellow in color, followed by fluffy white fruits. The waxy, resinous green leaves contribute to the plant's ability to hold water, and the creosote bush is known for its extreme drought tolerance. A ring of creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert, known as the King Clone ring, is over 11, 700 years old and is one of the oldest living organisms on the planet.