Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Rydb.
Current-leaf globe-mallow, Gooseberry-leaf globe-mallow, Gooseberryleaf globemallow
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: SPGR2
Current-leaf globe-mallow or gooseberry-leaf globe-mallow is a densely white-hairy perennial with erect, 28-40 in. stems. Broad leaves are palmately five-cleft and then cleft again and toothed. The inflorescence is usually many-flowered. Flowers are five-petaled and orange to red.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , ID , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA
Native Distribution: C. ID to s.c. WA, s. to UT, NV & Hot Springs Peak, Lassen Co., CA
Native Habitat: Dry, open or brushy, alkaline valleys & foothills; disturbed areas
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Dry, often volcanic or alkaline soil.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Seeds exhibit a strong dormancy.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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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
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff