Plant: subshrub; Erect or decumbent, less than 1 m tall, the stems green, prominently pilose (hairs 2-4 mm long) to nearly glabrous Leaves: broadly ovate, up to 6 cm long, coarsely dentate, sparsely pubescent with appressed simple hairs INFLORESCENCE: flowers solitary or paired in the leaf axils Flowers: calyx 4-5 mm long (to 7 mm in fruit); petals 4-6 mm long; styles 5 Fruit: FRUITS schizocarp, subequal to calyx, 5-6 mm diameter, hispidulous; mericarps 5, apically spinescent (spines 2-3 mm long). SEEDS 2-3 mm long, sparsely puberulent Misc: In mountains, often in shade; 1100 m (3500 ft); Aug-Oct REFERENCES: Fryxell, Paul A. 1994. Malvaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27(2), 222-236.