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Sphaeralcea fendleri (Fendler's globemallow)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Sphaeralcea fendleri

Sphaeralcea fendleri A. Gray

Fendler's Globemallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 4-1/2 feet tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Orange
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX
Native Distribution: Colorado south through Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas to Durango in northern Mexico

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sphaeralcea fendleri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sphaeralcea fendleri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sphaeralcea fendleri


Record Modified: 2022-12-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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