|Globemallow (Sphaeralcea spp)|
DESCRIPTION: Perennial to 3' or more. Flowers vary from white to pink to purplish, to orange. Flowers have 5 petals (unsymmetrical) and are to 1.5" wide. Leaves are simple, variably lobed, green, with starlike hairs. S. ambigua and S. laxa are two of the most common species of globemallow around Tucson. Malvaceae (Mallow) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom anytime during the year.