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Emory's Globemallow
Sphaeralcea emoryi
About Emory's Globemallow (Sphaeralcea emoryi) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Sphaeralcea emoryi is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common name Emory's globemallow. It is native to the Southwestern United States, California and Northwestern Mexico. It grows in desert habitat and sometimes disturbed areas such as roadsides. Sphaeralcea emoryi can be similar to its relative, copper globemallow (Sphaeralcea angustifolia). It has woolly erect stems that can exceed two meters in height. The gray-green leaf blades are oval to triangular, usually lobed on the edges, and up to 5. 5 centimeters long. The showy inflorescence bears clusters of flowers each with five petals around a centimeter long. The petals are usually orange, or sometimes lavender.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

6.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Orange, Lavender

Wildlife Supported


Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 2.4" - 21.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.24" - 2.59", Coldest Month: 44.3" - 63.2", Hottest Month: 69.9" - 89.3", Humidity: 2.03" - 42.13", Elevation: -198" - 5252"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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