Latin name: Malacothamnus fasciculatus (Torr. & A. Gray) E. Greene var. fasciculatus
Pronunciation: mal-a-ko-THAM-nus fa-sik-yoo-LAY-tus
Common name: Bush mallow
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow)
Habitat: Common shrub throughout chaparral and coastal sage scrub on dry slopes and fans to about 2500' and is often seen on disturbed ground and along roadsides
Blooming period: April to July
Name derivations: 1) Malacothamnus 2) fasciculatus