Latin name: Hibiscus denudatus Benth.
  Pronunciation: hi-BIS-kus den-yoo-DAY-tus

  Common name: Rock hibiscus
  Family: Malvaceae (Mallow)
  Habitat: Rocky slopes and canyons to 2500',
  creosote bush scrub, Colorado Desert

  Blooming period: February to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Hibiscus
  2) denudatus
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