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Sonoran Desert Plants
Hibiscus denudatus (Rock hibiscus)

Ajo Peak at Night


 Hibiscus denudatus

 Hibiscus denudatus

 Hibiscus denudatus

 Hibiscus denudatus

 Hibiscus denudatus

Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: low shrub
Leaf Description: alternate simple leaves
Flower Color: pink
Flowering Period: Jan. to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Malvaceae (mallow family)
Abundance: present



"Arizona Flora", Thomas A. Kearney and Robert H. Peebles, 1960, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London (out of print)
    page 553

"Sonoran Desert Wildflowers", Richard Spellenberg, 2003, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, Connecticut
    page 103

"A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Ann Orth Epple and Lewis E. Epple, 1995, Falcon Press, Helena, Montana and LewAnn Publishing Co., Mesa, AZ
    plate 598
    page 151

"Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes", Judy Mielke, 1993, University of Texas Press, Austin
    page 163
    page 165

"100 Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest", Janice Emily Bowers, 1989, Southwest Parks and Monuments Association
    page 77

"Wildflowers of the Desert Southwest", Meg Quinn, 2000, Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson
    page 74

"Deserts: The Audubon Society Nature Guides", MacMahon, James A. 1985. Knopf, Chanticleer Press, NY
    plate 45
    page 358

"A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert", Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Steven J. Phillips, Patricia Wentworth Comus. 2000. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, Tucson
    page 247

"Flora of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado of Northwest Mexico (Southwest Center Series)", Richard Felger, 2001. University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 357
    page 352

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