Latin name: Sphaeralcea ambigua A. Gray var. rugosa (Kearney) Kearney
Pronunciation: sfeer-AL-see-a am-BIG-yoo-a roo-GO-sa
Common name: Desert globemallow
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow)
Habitat: Dry slopes. desert scrub to 8000', joshua tree and pinyon-juniper woodland, yellow pine forest, southern Mojave Desert and San Jacinto Mts to northern Baja
Blooming period: March to September
Name derivations: 1) Sphaeralcea 2) ambigua 3) rugosa