|Desert Cotton is a member of the Mallow
shrubby plant grows to 7 feet in height and has dark green
leaves with 3 to 5 leaflets to 7 inches in length.
The plant typically grows on rocky slopes and in washes and canyons at
elevations between 2500 - 5000 feet.
Desert Cotton is a favorite of
bees and wasps.
Desert Cotton blooms between August and October and
produces a white to pale pink cup shaped flower with 5 rounded petals
to 1.5 inches in width, which usually have a pink spot near the base.