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Copper Globe Mallow
Sphaeralcea angustifolia
About Copper Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea angustifolia) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Sphaeralcea angustifolia is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common names copper globemallow and narrow-leaved globemallow. It is native to the southwestern United States as well as northern and central Mexico, where it grows in desert and plateau habitat. It produces many erect stems, approaching three meters in maximum height. It is woolly or felt-like in texture. The gray-green leaf blades are lance-shaped and measure up to about 5 cm long. They have wavy or slightly lobed edges. The leafy inflorescence bears several flowers each with five wedge-shaped orange petals just under 1 cm in length, and yellow anthers. Media related to Sphaeralcea angustifolia at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Sphaeralcea angustifolia at Wikispecies
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

1.6 - 9.8 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Orange, Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer, Fall

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.0" - 11.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 2.37", Coldest Month: 42.3" - 60.4", Hottest Month: 70.2" - 89.1", Humidity: 2.70" - 40.75", Elevation: -187" - 4767"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Narrow-leaved Globemallow

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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