Creosote Bush, Gobernadora
Synonym: Larrea divaricata, Covillea divaricata, Zygophyllum tridentatum
The secretion on the leaves, give them a varnished look. It is responsible for the creosote smell, particularly when wet. The Creosote Bush also release herbicides that prevent most plants to grow below it.
Larrea divaricata, here considered a synonym, is the name given to the South American members of the species.