Long green buds, short stem, little leaves on the bottom
fasciated=compressed into a bundle or band; grown closely together; with the stems malformed and flattened as if several separate stems had been fused together.
Plant Identification Terminology, An Illustrated Glossary by James G. Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris
The last photo was taken on 09.15.14 with Sonnia Hill and she gave the help with the id.
In ancient Greek mythology, ambrosia (Greek: ἀμβροσία) is sometimes the food or drink of the Greek gods (or demigods), often depicted as conferring ageless immortality upon whoever consumed it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus by doves, so it may have been thought of in the Homeric tradition as a kind of divine exhalation of the Earth.