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Malacothamnus densiflorus
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Scientific classification

Malacothamnus densiflorus, often known by the common names yellowstem bushmallow and yellow stem bush mallow, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family.

Endemic range

Malacothamnus densiflorus is endemic to the Peninsular Ranges of southwestern California and northwestern Baja California. It is a member of the chaparral plant community.


Malacothamnus densiflorus is a shrub with a slender, multibranched stem approaching 2 metres (6.6 ft) in maximum height. It is coated in thin to dense yellowish or tan hairs.

The thick to leathery leaves are oval in shape, a few centimeters long, and sometimes divided into lobes.

The inflorescence is a spikelike cluster of many pale pink flowers with oval or somewhat triangular petals each up to a centimeter long.

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