|Scientific Name||Sphaeralcea hastulata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SPHA|
|Common Name||Spear Globemallow||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||21942|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy or rocky soils, caliche soils; open grasslands or brush.
Plant: Sprawling or upright perennial 3-1/2 to 18 inches tall.
Leaves: Grey-green to bright green leaves, alternate, narrowly ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate to hastate with three lobes; 3/8 to 1-5/8 inches and about half as wide; margins undulate or with shallow rounded teeth; surfaces covered with pubescent hairs, especially beneath.
Inflorescence: Coral-pink to orange-red flowers, 3/4-inch tall and twice as wide fully opened, solitary in leaf axils, sometimes forming a terminal raceme; 5 petals and 5 pointed sepals; most flowers subtended by a thin, narrow bract, 1/6-inch long.
Bloom Period: February to August.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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