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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Sphaeralcea emoryi (Emory Globemallow, mal de ojo)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


 Sphaeralcea emoryi

 Sphaeralcea emoryi

 Sphaeralcea emoryi

 Sphaeralcea emoryi

 Sphaeralcea emoryi

Habitat: fields, roadsides, disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: red
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Malvaceae (mallow family)
Abundance: common
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 36 (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 emoryi (opens in a new tab).






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