Eremalche rotundifolia (A. Gray) Greene
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Synonym(s): Malvastrum rotundifolium
USDA Symbol: ERRO8
Flowers form purplish-pink or lilac globes, each open at top and have a deep reddish center, on short branches near the top of this erect, sparsely-leaved plant.
The pinkish, spherical corollas are distinctive and, when light passes through them, they resemble glowing lanterns.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV
Native Distribution: Southeastern California, southern Nevada, and western Arizona.
Native Habitat: Desert washes and flats.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eremalche rotundifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eremalche rotundifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff