The San Clemente Island bush-mallow is a rounded shrub in the mallow family (Malvaceae). It was initially listed as endangered in 1977 as threats to the species included habitat destruction by feral livestock and the resulting soil-erosion. Due to the removal of nonnative herbivores and the Navy’s development of an Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan to implement erosion and fire control measures, the species recovered to the point where it was delisted in 2023.
Its flowers have pink, white and fading lavender petals.
It is 2 to 3 feet tall with numerous hairy branched stems arising from the base of the plant.
It is found at the base of escarpments between coastal terraces within maritime cactus scrub, on low canyon benches and in rocky grasslands.
It flowers typically from March to August.
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