Plant: herb; ca. 1 m tall, the stems scabridulous and with a few glandular hairs Leaves: typically deeply 3-lobed, the lobes narrowly linear, remotely serrate to subentire, often with purplish blotch along midvein INFLORESCENCE: flowers axillary or forming a terminal raceme Flowers: calyx ca. 5 mm. long; petals subequal to calyx, bluish purple; staminal column ca. 2 mm long, glabrous or nearly so; styles 10-11. Fruit: FRUITS a schizocarp, oblate, stellate-pubescent, 6-7 mm diameter; mericarps 10-11, dorsally rounded (spur completely absent); SEEDS enclosed in reticulate endocarp 2.5 mm long Misc: In dry mountains and canyons; ca. 1100 m (3500 ft); Sep.-Feb REFERENCES: Fryxell, Paul A. 1994. Malvaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27(2), 222-236.