Sphaeralcea angustifolia [Malvaceae]

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Scientific Name Sphaeralcea angustifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol SPAN3
Common Name Narrow-leaf Globemallow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 21915
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy, rocky limestone or gypsum soils in washes, drainages, roadsides and disturbed areas.
Plant: Erect, stout, hairy perennial 1 to 5 feet tall, few to numerous stems, mostly unbranched.
Leaves: Alternate, thick, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate 1-1/2 to 6 inches long and up to 1-3/4-inches wide, usually less; edges with rounded teeth.
Inflorescence: Single or clustered flowers 1-1/4 inch across, 5 petals, cupped, orange to pink to lavender, stamens united in center around the stigma, typical of many of the Mallow family.
Bloom Period: Usually April to October but can bloom other times with rain.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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