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Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia

Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Rydb.

Current-leaf Globe-mallow, Gooseberry-leaf Globe-mallow, Gooseberryleaf Globemallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)


USDA Symbol: spgr2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Current-leaf globe-mallow or gooseberry-leaf globe-mallow is a densely white-hairy perennial with erect, 28-40 in. stems. Broad leaves are palmately five-cleft and then cleft again and toothed. The inflorescence is usually many-flowered. Flowers are five-petaled and orange to red.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CA , ID , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA
Native Distribution: C. ID to s.c. WA, s. to UT, NV & Hot Springs Peak, Lassen Co., CA
Native Habitat: Dry, open or brushy, alkaline valleys & foothills; disturbed areas

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Dry, often volcanic or alkaline soil.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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


Description: Seeds exhibit a strong dormancy.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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