Desert flower.

It may be true that:

"Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air" *

but this one had almost no scent when I stooped expectantly to inhale its offerings.

* Elegy in a Country Churchyard (stanza 14)
Thomas Gray (1716–1771)

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