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Fendler's Globe Mallow, Thicket Globe-Mallow

Sphaeralcea fendleri

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Bees
Has Spines No
Size
In relative feet, width by height
1-4' × 1-4'
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season Mostly Spring But Can Flower Other Times Of Year.
Flower Color Orange, pink
Minimum Temperature Range -20 °F
Leaf Description Vaguely arrowhead shaped with deep lobes
Fruit Wheel shaped, dry capsules which split into segments
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Elevation Range 3000-8000 ft.
Ethnobotany Used to treat sand cricket bites; an infusion of the plant was taken for mouth sores and for internal injury and hemorrhage; also made into a lotion to treat external injuries.
Description This upland globe mallow makes a good addition to high elevation gardens in need of spring color. Plants will grow with very little water once established but can get fairly large if alot of supplemental irrigation is provided. Stems will be upright with blooms running along the upper portions, flower color can range but is most typically orange or pink.