Hibiscus denudatus  Desert Hibiscus
PERENNIAL.  Plant is a loose, shrubby cluster of grayish-green, slightly fuzzy stems with a few thick grayish leaves.  Grows to about .5 m tall.  Flowers light pink to purplish pink, 4-5 cm, blooming in April and sporadically all summer whenever there is rain.  A bajada plant, common in the Empires on gravel slopes at lower elevations.
FAMILY:  Malvaceae  (Mallow Family)