Latin name: Horsfordia alata (S. Watson) A. Gray
  Pronunciation: hors-FORD-ee-a a-LAY-ta
  Common name: Pink velvet-mallow
  Family: Malvaceae (Mallow)
  Habitat: Rocky canyons and washes to about 2000',
  Colorado Desert
  Blooming period: December to April
  Click for Latin name derivations: 1) Horsfordia
  2) alata
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