Malacothamnus fasciculatus

Common name: Chaparral Bush Mallow

Photographic plant portrait for Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. fasciculatus, the Chaparral Bush Mallow (also Chaparral Mallow or Bushmallow — business as usual with common names😉).

(needs more photos of entire plant and leaves)

Etymology

Malacothamnus from Greek malakos (μαλακός), soft (or malache, mallow — modern Greek μολόχα); and thamnos (θάμνος), shrub or chaparral. The epithet fasciculatus means fascicled, which in this instance perhaps refers to the “bunches” of flowers.

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