Desert Globemallow

Desert Globemallow

Wildflower season is here in the beautiful Sonoran desert. I love the little flowers that just seem to pop up alongside the roads here in town. Here is a little information about this tiny but beautiful flower from Wikipedia:

Sphaeralcea ambigua, commonly known as Desert Globemallow or Apricot Mallow, is a member of the genus Sphaeralcea in the mallow family (Malvaceae).

It is a perennial shrub native to parts of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona in the U.S. It grows well in alkaline soil, both sandy or clay, usually in the company of creosote bush scrub and desert chaparral habitats, from 490–8,200 feet in elevation. It is found in the Mojave Desert, Great Basin deserts, and Sonoran Desert ecoregions.

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