|Scientific Name||Hibiscus coulteri||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HICO|
|Common Name||Desert Rosemallow||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||21626|
|Description||Habitat: Desert environments; dry, open hillsides and canyons from 1,000 to 4,000 ft.
Plant: Shrubby plant, less than 3 feet tall, rigid, woody stems; hairy foliage.
Leaves: Toothed edges and surfaces covered with stiff hairs. Lower leaves broadly ovate to ovate-oval or cordate, may be somewhat lobed; upper leaves divided into 3 narrow, toothed lobes 5/8 to 1-1/4 inches long, covered with stiff hairs.
Inflorescence: Creamy yellow flowers on pedicels; 5 petals, each about an inch long and may have purplish base; bracts are linear and fringed with hairs; prominent stamens grouped around pistil.
Bloom Period: All year depending on rainfall.
References: SEINet, Flora of North America and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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