Latin name: Sphaeralcea rusbyi A. Gray var.
  eremicola (Jepson) Kearney
  Pronunciation: sfeer-AL-see-a RUS-bee-eye
  er-em-i-KO-la
  Common name: Rusby's desert mallow
  Family: Malvaceae (Mallow)
  Habitat: Desert scrub to 4500', northern Mojave
  Desert Mts, Death Valley, Clark Mts, northeast San
  Bernardino Co.
  Blooming period: May
  Click for Latin name derivations: (1) Sphaeralcea
  (2) rusbyi (3) eremicola
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