Sphaeralcea coccinea

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Scientific Name Sphaeralcea coccinea USDA PLANTS Symbol
SPCO
Common Name Caliche Globemallow, Scarlet Globemallow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
21920
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Dry caliche, gypsum and sandy-clay soils; open areas on hillsides, prairies.
Plant: Upright perennial multiple hairy stems, up to 20 inches tall, normally much shorter.
Leaves: Alternate, wide petiolate leaves up to 2 inches long, deeply notched with curled edges.
Inflorescence: Coral-pink to orange-red flowers, solitary or in clusters, 1-5/8 inch across, 5 petals, many yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: April to August.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Texas Status
Native

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