Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia (Gooseberry-leaf globemallow)

Drought tolerant native perennial forb to subshrub with orange-red flowers, blooming May to August. Occurs in clay to gravel soils of dry open desert shrub and woodland habitats; up to 8,000 ft. elevation. Known to colonize roadsides and disturbance; increases after fire. Competitive with cheatgrass and other annual weeds. Use in restoration and revegetation. Palatable to ungulates. Pollinated by native bees and wasps.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Malvaceae

Duration: Biennial/Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb/ subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 24 in.

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 8-14 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation: 3,000-7,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen Fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.0-7.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 500,500

Seeding Rate: 2-4 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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