Calflora
Taxon  Report   5317    
Malacothamnus marrubioides  (Durand & Hilg.) Greene
Foothill bush mallow,  Horehound bush mallow
Malacothamnus marrubioides
© 2016 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Malacothamnus marrubioides
© 2016 Keir Morse
Malacothamnus marrubioides
© 2016 Keir Morse
Malacothamnus marrubioides, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Malacothamnus marrubioides
© 2016 Keir Morse
Family: MALVACEAE  
Genus: Malacothamnus
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Malvastrum marrubioides
More information about  Malacothamnus marrubioides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MAMA3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).