Latin name: Eremalche rotundifolia (A. Gray) E. Greene
Pronunciation: er-em-AL-kee ro-tun-di-FO-lee-a
Common name: Desert fivespot
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow)
Habitat: Sandy or rocky areas of washes and mesas to 3800' in desert scrub of both the Colorado and Mojave Deserts, extending to Arizona and Nevada
Blooming period: March to May
Name derivations: 1) Eremalche 2) rotundifolia