Taxon  Report   7719 
Sphaeralcea ambigua  A. Gray
Apricot mallow,  Desert globemallow, Desert mallow, Deserthollyhock
Sphaeralcea ambigua
© 2005 Gene Wagner, RPh.
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Sphaeralcea ambigua
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Sphaeralcea ambigua
© Corsi 2009 California Academy of Sciences
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
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes
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This plant is available commercially.
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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:   (Accessed: Aug 21, 2018).

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