Plant: subshrub; ca. 1 m tall, the stems minutely glandular-pubescent and with more or less retrorse simple hairs Leaves: ovate, 3-6 cm long, coarsely dentate, softly matted-pubescent beneath, appressed-strigose above, discolorous, the lower leaves with petioles 2 or more times as long as the blades Flowers: axillary on short (up to 2 cm) pedicels; calyx 6-8 mm long; petals 10-12 mm long. Fruit: FRUITS schizocarp, exceeding the calyx, 8-10 mm diameter, stellate-pubescent; mericarps 6-8, apically apiculate Misc: In mountains; 900-1000 m (3000-3300 ft); Apr-Aug REFERENCES: Fryxell, Paul A. 1994. Malvaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27(2), 222-236.