globemallows

Sphaeralcea

Globe Mallow 3

Globe Mallow
• Globe mallow; apricot mallow, desert mallow
• Grows 1-3 ft
• Drought-tolerant
• In some forms petals are pale purplish –pink
• The broad leaves have three lobes and rounded scalloped edges
• There are 40-60 species
• can help a sore throat
• the name of the genus is derived from the greek words sphaira, meaning sphere and alkea meaning mallow
• most originate in the drier regions of north America, with some known from South America
Resources: www.wildflower.org , www.highcountrygardens.com, wikipedia

By Ella Park (4th Grader)
Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy

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  1. (c) Ella Park, all rights reserved, uploaded by chinookspirit, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12016987
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  3. Adapted by chinookspirit from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphaeralcea

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