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Eremalche exilis

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About White Mallow (Eremalche exilis) Eremalche exilis is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common name white mallow. It is native to Baja California and the southwestern United States where it grows in desert and other dry scrub habitats. It is an annual herb growing mostly decumbent along the ground with hairy stems approaching 40 centimeters in maximum length. The leaves are up to 2. 5 centimeters long and have 3 to 5 lobes which may be toothed at the tips. Solitary flowers can be found in the leaf axils, each a white to very pale purple cup usually less than a centimeter wide. The fruit is disc divided into up to 13 segments.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
1.3 ft (0.4 m)

Flower Color
White, Purple

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-190' - 5883'

Annual Precip. ?
3.0" - 22.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 2.58"

Coldest Month ?
34.3° F - 59.8° F

Hottest Month ?
64.8° F - 89.3° F

Humidity ?
2.15 vpd - 40.91 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

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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