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Sphaeralcea hastulata (Spear globemallow)
Nugent, Louis R

Sphaeralcea hastulata

Sphaeralcea hastulata A. Gray

Spear Globemallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Synonym(s): Sphaeralcea subhastata, Sphaeralcea subhastata ssp. connata, Sphaeralcea subhastata ssp. latifolia, Sphaeralcea subhastata ssp. martii, Sphaeralcea subhastata ssp. pumila, Sphaeralcea subhastata ssp. thyrsoidea, Sphaeralcea subhastata var. connata, Sphaeralcea subhastata var. latifolia, Sphaeralcea subhastata var. martii, Sphaeralcea subhastata var. pumila, Sphaeralcea subhastata var. thyrsoidea

USDA Symbol: spha

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: Stems ascending to decumbent, up to about 20 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Orange , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Distribution: Western Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona south to Sonora and Baja California Sur in northwestern Mexico

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


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.

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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