Copper globemallow, Copper mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Flaigg, Norman G.
This plant’s flowers vary in color from lavender to salmon, red, and pale pink, this one is salmon-colored and is distinguished by its narrow leaves, 1–2 inches long, many of them folded in half down the middle, and all of them wavy on the edges. Normally it is 2–3 feet tall, but sometimes up to 6 feet. The flowers do not bloom regularly on the stem
from bottom to top; new blossoms may appear high or low on the stem. The 5 petals are 1/2 inch long, and the flowers are cup-shaped. They usually bloom between June and November and may bloom more than once during that time if rains are favorable.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Leaf Complexity: Simple Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Size Notes:
1-2 feet. Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
, UT Native Distribution:
Southern Colorado, Utah, and Nevada south through southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and central and west Texas to southern Mexico Native Habitat:
Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Hillsides, Slopes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Calcareous, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Gypseous
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive, Blooms ornamental, Easily grown, Long-blooming
Use Wildlife: Browse, Nectar-Bees, Nectar-Butterflies, Nectar-insects, Seeds-Granivorous birds, Seeds-Small mammals.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Common checkered skipper.