Malacothamnus clementinus

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Malacothamnus clementinus
Malacothamnus clementinus
Malacothamnus clementinus

Species Name: Malacothamnus clementinus
Common Name: San Clemente Bush Mallow

Fast-growing shrub with grey-green foliage. Forage source for the West Coast Lady and Western Checkered Skipper butterflies. Endangered by military activity.

Plant Family: Malvaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4'-5' H x 8' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost-tender
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Endangered
Distribution: San Clemente Island
Natural Habitat: Rocky canyon walls

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.