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Sphaeralcea munroana

Sphaeralcea munroana (Douglas) Spach

Munro's Globemallow, White-stem Globe-mallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)


USDA Symbol: spmu2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

This is a 2-3 ft., perennial sub-shrub with bright-green foliage on slender stems & numerous bright-pink to deep-apricot, five-petaled flowers in leafy spikes. The foliage is thin, round and toothed.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Dark Green
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: E. of the Cascades from s. B.C. to OR & Placer Co., CA, e. to MT, WY & w. CO
Native Habitat: Dry plains; mountain slopes; sandy washes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.


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: Propagate by seed.
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 munroana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sphaeralcea munroana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sphaeralcea munroana


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

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