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Eremalche parryi

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Malvaceae
Scientific name  Eremalche parryi
Rank  Species
Order  Malvales
Genus  Eremalche
Higher classification  Eremalche
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Similar  Eremalche, Mallows, Monolopia, Caulanthus, Malacothamnus

Eremalche parryi is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common name Parry's mallow.

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It is endemic to California, where it grows in several types of habitat from the Diablo Range and down the Inner South California Coast Ranges to the Transverse Ranges, and across the San Joaquin Valley.

Description

Eremalche parryi is an annual herb growing erect to half a meter in maximum height. The leaves are up to 5 centimeters long and divided into several tooth-tipped lobes. The flowers are located in leaf axils and sometimes at the stem tips.

The flower varies in size, the petals half a centimeter to 2.5 centimeters long. They are white to light purple or pink.

Subspecies

  • Eremalche parryi ssp. kernensisKern mallow
  • Eremalche parryi ssp. parryi
  • References

    Eremalche parryi Wikipedia


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