Sphaeralcea munroana (Munro globemallow)

Drought tolerant native perennial forb to subshrub with bright red-orange flowers, blooming May to August. Occurs in sandy to clay soils along roadsides, washes and openings in arid sagebrush deserts and mountain slopes; up to 8,000 ft. elevation. Palatable to ungulates. Used for restoration and roadside revegetation. Attracts numerous native bees, including specialist ground-nesting bees. Similar to Nelson globemallow (S. parvifolia).

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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: 30 in.

Bloom Color: Orange

Bloom Period: Mid spring

Annual Precipitation: 8-16 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

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: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.3-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 365,800

Seeding Rate: 3.5 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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