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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Sphaeralcea leptophylla (A. Gray) Rydb.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
Record Last Modified: 2010-04-30
Research By: TWC Staff