Sphaeralcea leptophylla (A. Gray) Rydb.
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: SPLE
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , TX , UT
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sphaeralcea leptophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sphaeralcea leptophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sphaeralcea leptophylla
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-04-30
Research By: TWC Staff