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Malacothamnus fasciculatus

Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Greene

Mendocino Bushmallow, Mendocino Bush-mallow, Chaparral Mallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Synonym(s): Malacothamnus arcuatus, Malacothamnus fasciculatus ssp. catalinensis, Malacothamnus fasciculatus ssp. laxiflorus, Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. catalinensis, Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. laxiflorus, Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. nesioticus, Malacothamnus fasciculatus var. nuttallii, Malacothamnus hallii, Malacothamnus mendocinensis, Malacothamnus parishii, Malva fasciculata, Malvastrum arcuatum, Malvastrum fasciculatum, Malvastrum fasciculatum var. laxiflorum, Malvastrum hallii, Malvastrum mendocinense, Malvastrum nesioticum, Malvastrum nesioticum var. nuttallii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A 4-10 ft. evergreen shrub with long, slender wand-like branches. The branches and shallowly lobed leaves are covered with soft, grayish hairs giving the plant an overall gray-green appearance. In bloom, clusters of pink flowers cover the plant.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Native Distribution: S. CA and adjacent Mex.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes & canyon sides below 2500 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Malacothamnus fasciculatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Malacothamnus fasciculatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Malacothamnus fasciculatus


Record Modified: 2009-04-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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