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
(Scarlet Globemallow)

Family: Malvaceae

Status: Native

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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