Sketched from specimen observed at South Mountain, Maricopa Co., Arizona. 12 April 1993
Detail of trunk and bark, White Tank Mts., Maricopa Co., Arizona. 10 Oct. 2015
A cluster of Lace Bug (Corythucha) nymphs on the underside of a leaf. White Tank Mts., Maricopa Co., Arizona. 10 Oct. 2015. The stellate (star-shaped) hairs can be seen in the close-up view.
SHRUB: Often with a single woody stem reaching 2 meters tall.
The surfaces of mature stems are green-photosynthetic, below left.
The fruit finally divides into a number of segments with dry papery wings. Hedgepeth Hills, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, May 2011.
FLOWERS: Rather small, yellow to orangish, five-petaled mallow flower.
Malvaceae -- Mallow Family
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