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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Malvastrum bicuspidatum ssp.bicuspidatum (Shrubby False Mallow)

Cabeza Prieta Peak

 

 Malvastrum bicuspidatum ssp.bicuspidatum

 Malvastrum bicuspidatum ssp.bicuspidatum

 Malvastrum bicuspidatum ssp.bicuspidatum

 Malvastrum bicuspidatum ssp.bicuspidatum

 Malvastrum bicuspidatum ssp.bicuspidatum

Habitat: mountains, canyons, rocky slopes
Life Form: subshrub
Leaf Description: alternate,dentate,harshly ,simple,ovate
Flower Color: yellow to orange
Flowering Period: Mar. to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Malvaceae (mallow family)
Abundance: locally common
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 26 (6.9 MB pdf)

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

 

 

 

 

 

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