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Malvella leprosa

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; north-central Washington to California, east to southern Idaho, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the southern Great Plains.

Habitat: Sagebrush deert, typically in sandy (often alkaline) soil.

Flowers: June-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Review Group 1 in Washington (WANHP)


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Accepted Name:
Malvella leprosa (Ortega) Krapov.
Publication: Bonplandia (Corrientes) 3(5): 59. 1970.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Sida hederacea (Douglas ex Hook.) Torr. ex A. Gray [HC]
Sida leprosa (Ortega) K. Schum. var. hederacea (Douglas) K. Schum. ex Clement
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Malvella leprosa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Malvella leprosa checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Malvella leprosa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Malvella leprosa photos.

USDA Plants: Malvella leprosa information.

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