Iliamna rivularis (Douglas ex Hook.) Greene
Streambank wild hollyhock, Wild hollyhock, Mountain globemallow
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: ILRI
This perennial may reach 6 ft., but 1 1/2-3 ft. is usual in drier locations. Showy, pink, rose-purple or nearly white flowers are borne from upper leaf axils forming an erect, terminal raceme. Large leaves are broadly heart-shaped with triangular lobes.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CO , ID , IL , IN , MT , NV , OR , UT , VA , WA , WY
Native Distribution: E. of the Cascade Mts. from B.C. to OR, e. to Alt. & CO
Native Habitat: Stream banks; mountain meadows
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Moist, rich soil.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitWarning: Berries can be toxic to humans, especially children, if ingested. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a personís age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plantís different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Iliamna rivularis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Iliamna rivularis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Iliamna rivularis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: TWC Staff