Sphaeralcea coulteri (S. Watson) A. Gray
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: SPCO2
Erect, slender stems with thin, grayish-velvety leaves and orange or red-orange flowers in long narrow clusters.
In years of ample winter rain, this species carpets the desert floor with red-orange.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA
Native Distribution: Southeastern California, southern Arizona, and northwestern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Sandy, desert flats.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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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 coulteri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sphaeralcea coulteri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sphaeralcea coulteri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff