Novon 12(2): 161–163, f. 1. 2002. Gierisch mallow. After Ralph Kramer Gierisch, 1913-1993.

Plants: Perennial subshrubs, sparsely pubescent or glabrous
Stems: To 100 cm
Roots: Taprooted.
Leaves: Parted to divided, with or without secondary branches
Inflorescences: Few-flowered, with longer branches at base or throughout.
Flowers: Orange
Fruit/Carpels: Carpels with reticulate portion forming 1/3 to 2/3 of whole

Novon 12(2): 161–163, f. 1. 2002.

Distribution and Habitat
Collections of this species are from a small area in northwestern Arizona and southern Utah, all from north of the Colorado River. The species grows on gypsiferous outcrops.