globemallows

Sphaeralcea1

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Sphaeralcea is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family (Malvaceae). There are about 40-60 species, including annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Most originate in the drier regions of North America, with some known from South America. They are commonly known as globemallows, globe mallows, or falsemallows. The name of the genus is derived from the Greek words σφαῖρα (sphaira), meaning "sphere," and αλκεα (alkea), meaning "mallow."

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The scientific name for Globemallow is Sphaeralcea. The class is magnoliopsida. The order is malvales. The family is malvaceae. The genus is sphaeralcea. The species is sphaeralcea. It grows usually in deserts and gardens. It causes eye itchiness if you touch a flower and rub your eye. This plant is edible. It is used for food, cheese rennet, and medicine. They could be found in arid environments with sandy, rocky, or gravelly soil. It is a native plant to the bosque.

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  1. (c) Alan Vernon, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/32541690@N02/3447959396
  2. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphaeralcea
  3. (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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