An Illustrated Guide to ARIZONA WEEDS

The University of Arizona Press

GLOBEMALLOW

Illustration

MALLOW FAMILY-Malvaceae

COULTER GLOBEMALLOW-Sphaeralcea coulteri (Wats.) Gray

DESCRIPTION-Annual with a slender taproot. Leaves round-triangular, scarcely lobed to deeply 3-to 5-lobed. Petals orange or yellow, 3/8 to 5/8 inch long. Found often in sandy soil; southwestern Arizona, Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, and Yuma counties; below 2,500 feet elevation.

LITTLELEAF GLOBEMALLOW-Sphaeralcea parvifolia A. Nels.

DESCRIPTION-Leaves broadly heartshaped, often shallowly 3-lobed, about 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long and broad. Petals red. Abundant in northern Arizona, sometimes in dense patches and grazed by livestock. Apache to Mohave, Yavapai, and Gila counties: 3,500 to 7,200 feet elevation.

NARROWLEAF GLOBEMALLOW-Sphaeralcea angustifolia (Cav.) G. Don var. cuspidata Gray

DESCRIPTION-Leaves narrowly lanceshaped, often slightly 2-lobed at base, 1 to 4 inches long, usually about l/5 as wide. Petals red or pink, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. Navajo, Coconino, Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Pima counties; 3,000 to 7,000 feet elevation.

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