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Eremalche parryi

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About Parry's Mallow (Eremalche parryi) Eremalche parryi is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common name Parry's mallow. It is endemic to California, where it grows in several types of habitat from the Diablo Range and down the Inner South California Coast Ranges to the Transverse Ranges, and across the San Joaquin Valley. Eremalche parryi is an annual herb growing erect to half a meter in maximum height. The leaves are up to 5 centimeters long and divided into several tooth-tipped lobes. The flowers are located in leaf axils and sometimes at the stem tips. The flower varies in size, the petals half a centimeter to 2. 5 centimeters long. They are white to light purple or pink.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
1.6 ft (0.49 m)

Flower Color
Pink, White, Purple

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
74' - 10375'

Annual Precip. ?
5.7" - 47.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.12" - 2.27"

Coldest Month ?
23.0° F - 51.9° F

Hottest Month ?
45.4° F - 78.9° F

Humidity ?
0.66 vpd - 28.65 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Kern Mallow

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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