|Scientific Name||Sphaeralcea coccinea||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SPCO|
|Common Name||Caliche Globemallow, Scarlet Globemallow||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||21920|
|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, palmately-divided with lobes that may be further divided or lobed (i.e. pedate); 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.
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Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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