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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Desert Rose-mallow   Hibiscus coulteri    
Mallow family — Malvaceae

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If you look at the woolly rose-mallow at this website, you'll see a "typical" rose-mallow, an exuberant leafy plant that likes lots of water and sports large, showy flowers. This, on the other hand, is the desert version: tiny leaves on a small plant, and a smaller flower (about two inches wide). However, to see those flowers blooming in a Trans-Pecos desert landscape is truly a thrill. The flowers (which often have a little red in the center) appear in the spring or summer.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)

 
 

Flowering Months: April, May, June, July, August

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