USDA and NRCS Identifier NRCS Logo Web Site PLANTS photo banner
PLANTS Home about PLANTS PLANTS Team Partners of PLANTS What's New at PLANTS National Plant Data Team Web Site Help using PLANTS Contact PLANTS
 Search the PLANTS Web site
 Name Search

PLANTS Image Gallery
Download PLANTS data
Related tools
You are here: Home / Plant Profile

Malacothamnus densiflorus (S. Watson) Greene
Yellowstem bushmallow

General Information
Symbol: MADE
Group: Dicot
Family: Malvaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:



click on a thumbnail to view an image, or see all the Malacothamnus thumbnails at the Plants Gallery


Symbol Scientific Name
MADE4 Malvastrum densiflorum S. Watson
MADEV2 Malvastrum densiflorum S. Watson var. viscidum (Abrams) Estes
MADEV Malacothamnus densiflorus (S. Watson) Greene var. viscidus (Abrams) Kearney


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Malvales
Family Malvaceae – Mallow family
Genus Malacothamnus Greene – bushmallow
Species Malacothamnus densiflorus (S. Watson) Greene – yellowstem bushmallow

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover