Sphaeralcea coulteri (S. Wats.) A. Gray
Family: Malvaceae
Coulter's globemallow,  more...
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Wiggins 1964, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Subshrub General: Slender annual, sprawling to erect, 5-60 cm; hairs few, long, soft, with well developed taproot. Leaves: Usually greenish, ovate to orbicular, 15-45 mm, wider than long, triangular or cordate, thin, lobes 3-5 coarsely toothed. Flowers: Generally raceme-like, flowers clustered in axils, tip generally leafy; pedicel longer than calyx, petals 8-15 mm, salmon-orange, anthers yellow. Fruits: Mericarps 1-seeded, about as long as wide, 2-2.7 mm, dehiscent section smaller than body. Ecology: Found on desert flats, in sandy or fine-textured soils, and along arroyos below 2,500 ft (762 m); flowers January-May. Distribution: sw AZ, se CA, nw MEX Notes: One of the more common spring wildflowers, often carpeting large areas. Ethnobotany: Unknown for this species, many other uses for other plants in the genus. Etymology: Sphaeralcea is from Greek sphaira, a globe, and alcea, a related genus, while coulteri is named for Dr. Thomas coulter (1793-1843) an Irish botanist who was the first to collect in Arizona. Synonyms: None Editor: SBuckley, 2010
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