Sphaeralcea munroana (Douglas) Spach
Munro's globemallow, White-stem globe-mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: spmu2
This is a 2-3 ft., perennial sub-shrub with bright-green foliage on slender stems & numerous bright-pink to deep-apricot, five-petaled flowers in leafy spikes. The foliage is thin, round and toothed.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf: Dark Green
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Orange
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: E. of the Cascades from s. B.C. to OR & Placer Co., CA, e. to MT, WY & w. CO
Native Habitat: Dry plains; mountain slopes; sandy washes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
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: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sphaeralcea munroana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sphaeralcea munroana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sphaeralcea munroana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff