Stems are thin, green with small rounded vegetative buds.
Older stems are sort of cool looking, nice color and lines on the stems from the buds.
Flowers in mid winter. Flowers are small, yellow, rounded balls of flowers in elongated clusters, fragrant. Bright yellow.
Fruit is a pod, usually twisted.
In bloom, not as likely, the flowers are super bright yellow on an elongated inflorescence.
Most commonly seen on the freeway.
Just below the railroad overpass closest to Rio Del Mar Exit
Along the highway at the old drive in movies, now the swap meet.