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Scarlet Globe Mallow
(Copper Mallow)

Sphaeralcea coccinea



First Noted by Expedition
July 20, 1806, along the Marias River, Montana.
 

Description
Red-orange or brick red flowers bloom in narrow clusters and in upper axils on these leafy, branched, velvety-haired plants. Flowers 1-1.3 in (2.5-3.1 cm) wide. Height: to 20 ft (6 m), stems often leaning at base.
 

Habitat
Open ground in arid grassland and among piñon and juniper.
 

Range
Central Canada; south to western Montana, most of Utah, northeastern Arizona, and most of New Mexico; east to Texas and Iowa.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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