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Sonoran Desert Plants
Hermannia pauciflora (Dwarf Burstwort)



Habitat: mountains, rocky slopes
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: alternate,simple,deltoid or lanceolate or ovate,toothed,
Flower Color: orange
Flowering Period: Feb. to Apr.
Spines: spineless
Family: Malvaceae (mallow family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.J.S. Davis, and R. Lindley. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 16. Eudicots: Malpighiaceae to Moraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-60: 1-54. Published 5 November 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 18 (6.9 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Hermannia pauciflora (opens in a new tab).






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