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Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Rydb.
Current-leaf globe-mallow, Gooseberry-leaf globe-mallow, Gooseberryleaf globemallow
USDA Symbol: spgr2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
PropagationDescription: Seeds exhibit a strong dormancy.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff