Genus Sphaeralcea
Mallow Family (Malvaceae)

Scarlet Globemallow

Scarlet Globemallow
(Sphaeralcea coccinea)

These plants usually grow about 12 to 15 inches tall. The leaves are deeply lobed, and are covered with tiny hairs. The flowers are about an inch across, and are a deep reddish orange in color.

This plant is in the same family with hollyhocks. Cotton and okra are also in this family.

Globemallow Blossoms

Government Creek Cove
Wayne County, Utah


by Sandra Bray