|Scientific Name||Hibiscus denudatus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HIDE|
|Common Name||Desert Hibiscus||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||21628|
|Description||Habitat: Desert environment, arroyos and hillsides below 3000 ft.
Plant: Rough perennial shrub up to 3 feet tall with branches 2 to 4 feet long.
Leaves: Small, densely-hairy, ovate to orbicular leaves 1-1/2 inches across; toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Flowers 1-1/2 inches across with 5 thin, broad pink petals streaked with red at the base; short stamens grouped at center with slender pink filaments and pinkish red anthers; style rises above anthers topped by a lobed, pink stigma.
Bloom Period: Spring or all year depending on rainfall.
References: American Southwest and SEINet.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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