Sphaeralcea parvifolia A. Nelson
Small-leaf globe-mallow, Smallflower globemallow
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: sppa2
Small-leaf globe-mallow is a 2-3 ft., several-stemmed perennial with whitish-gray foliage and orange-red, five-petaled flowers in many-flowered clusters. The leaves are thick, round and shallowly three-lobed.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , NV , UT
Native Distribution: W. CO to NM, AZ & Inyo Co., CA
Native Habitat: Dry mesas and slopes; 4000-7000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
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 parvifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sphaeralcea parvifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff