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Sphaeralcea laxa (Caliche globemallow)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Sphaeralcea laxa

Sphaeralcea laxa Woot. & Standl.

Caliche Globemallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)


USDA Symbol: spla

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange


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

Additional resources

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


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

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