Anisodontea triloba, in Afrikaans known as the wildestokroos (wild hollyhock or literally wild stick rose), is an erect, slender shrub that grows to about 1,5 m in height. The young stems are yellowish and hairy.
Earlier scientific names include A. bryoniifolia, Malva bryoniifolia and M. amoena. Not all forms of the plant are included under all these names.
The species distribution is widespread across the Western Cape, extending only into the west and south of the Northern Cape, mainly Namaqualand. The species is a South African endemic.
The habitat is fynbos, scrub and succulent Karoo, the plants mostly growing in clay soils, often found in veld after fire. The species is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Shearing and Van Heerden, 2008; Le Roux, et al, 2005; iNaturalist; http://redlist.sanbi.org).