Plant: perennial herb; trailing stems silvery-lepidote Leaves: narrowly triangular, acute, with 2-4 hastate teeth at base, otherwise entire, 1.5-3.5 cm long Flowers: solitary in leaf axils; with the pedicels shorter than the corresponding leaf; involucel absent; calyx 7-9 mm long, lepidote; petals ca. 15 mm long Fruit: an oblate schizocarp, 5-6 mm diameter; mericarps 7-8, dorsally rounded; SEEDS solitary, glabrous Misc: On roadsides and mud flats, usually on heavy, saline soils; 300-1800 m (1000-6000 ft); flowering throughout the year REFERENCES: Fryxell, Paul A. 1994. Malvaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27(2), 222-236.