Latin name: Malva assurgentiflora (Kellogg) M.F. Ray
Pronunciation: MAL-va as-er-jen-ti-FLOR-a
Common name: Island mallow
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow)
Habitat: Rocky places, sandy flats, coastal bluffs below 1000', Channel Islands, naturalized at some sites along mainland coast, variable on the islands, RARE
Blooming period: March to November
Name derivations: 1) Malva 2) assurgentiflora
Formerly Lavatera assurgentiflora