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Sonoran Desert Plants
Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. ambigua (Desert Globemallow, mal de ojo)

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 Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. ambigua

 Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. ambigua

 Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. ambigua

 Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. ambigua

 Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. ambigua

 Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. ambigua

 Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. ambigua

 Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. ambigua

Habitat: washes, roadsides, disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: alternate simple rough leaves
Flower Color: orange,white or whitish
Flowering Period: most of year
Spines: spineless
Family: Malvaceae (mallow family)
Abundance: common,widespread
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.J.S. Davis, and R. Lindley. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 16. Eudicots: Malpighiaceae to Moraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-60: 1-54. Published 5 November 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 34 (6.9 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. ambigua (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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