Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Sphaeralcea coccinea (Nuttall) Rydberg var. elata (Baker) Kearney
Malvastrum elatum (Baker) A. Nelson
Sphaeralcea coccinea var. elata is an upright perennial with pubescent herbage. The leaf blades are pinnately divided with the lateral divisions of the leaf less than two-thirds the length of the midlobe. The petals are orange-red and 10-20mm long. Sphaeralcea coccinea var. elata can be found in dry roadsides and on dry slopes at lower to middle elevation.
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Sphaeralcea coccinea var. elata, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Road, Apr. 21, 2007
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