Calflora
Taxon  Report   7719    
Sphaeralcea ambigua  A. Gray
Apricot mallow,  Desert globemallow, Desert mallow, Deserthollyhock
Sphaeralcea ambigua
© 2017 Leah Gardner
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sphaeralcea ambigua
© 2005 Gene Wagner, RPh.
Sphaeralcea ambigua
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Sphaeralcea ambigua, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sphaeralcea ambigua
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Family: MALVACEAE  
Genus: Sphaeralcea
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

 
More information about  Sphaeralcea ambigua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SPAM2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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