Desert Globemallow

Sphaeralcea ambigua

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  • Desert Globemallow | Desert Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) in Death Valley National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Desert Globemallow | Desert Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) in Death Valley National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Narrowleaf Globemallow, Mojave Globemallow, Apricot Globemallow

Order

Malvales

Family

Malvaceae

Size

1-3 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Blooming Season

Late Winter - Fall

Bloom Color

Orange

Attracts

Bees

Desert Globemallow Habitat

Desert Globemallow or Mojave Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) thrives on the dry rocky slopes and sandy washes of the far desert in the American southwest. It does best at elevations up to 3,500 ft. and requires little water and plenty of sunshine.

Desert Globemallow Facts

Desert Globemallow or Mojave Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) is a shrubby perennial wildflower that can grow up to 3 ft. Its large orange flowers rest at the end of somewhat weak stems. Desert Globemallow has some of the largest flowers and is the most drought tolerant of the Globemallow species.

Desert Globemallow Distribution



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