Taxon  Report   5312    
Malacothamnus fremontii  (Torr. ex A. Gray) Greene
Fremont's bush mallow
Malacothamnus fremontii
© 2017 Aaron Schusteff
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Malacothamnus fremontii
© 2018 Keir Morse
Malacothamnus fremontii
© 2017 Neal Kramer
Malacothamnus fremontii, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Malacothamnus fremontii
© 2017 Keir Morse
Genus: Malacothamnus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Malacothamnus fremontii ssp. cercophorus
ICPN + PLANTS: Malacothamnus helleri
PLANTS: Malvastrum fremontii ssp. exfibulosum
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More information about  Malacothamnus fremontii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).