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Sphaeralcea leptophylla (Scaly globemallow)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Sphaeralcea leptophylla

Sphaeralcea leptophylla (A. Gray) Rydb.

Scaly globemallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: SPLE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Globe-mallows are common plants on the ranges of western North America but are difficult to identify. One of the easiest species to recognize is Scaly Globe-mallow, which is covered with gray, scale-like hairs and has very narrow upper leaves, not divided or toothed. It grows from southern Utah, southwestern Colorado, and northeastern Arizona to western Texas and northern Mexico.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX , UT

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sphaeralcea leptophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sphaeralcea leptophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sphaeralcea leptophylla

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-04-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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