Sphaeralcea munroana

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Sphaeralcea munroana
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Sphaeralcea
Species: S. munroana
Binomial name
Sphaeralcea munroana
(Douglas) Spach[1]

Sphaeralcea munroana is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common names Munro's globemallow[1] and Munro's desert-mallow. It is native to the western United States, where it can be found in the Great Basin and surrounding regions. It grows in sagebrush, desert flats, and mountain slopes. This perennial herb produces erect stems up to about 80 centimeters tall from a thick root system. It is woolly and gray-green in color. The alternately arranged leaves have triangular blades up to 6 centimeters long, usually edged with large lobes and a toothed margin. Flowers occur in clusters on a raceme-like inflorescence. The flower has five apricot to red-orange petals each just over a centimeter long.

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  1. ^ a b "Sphaeralcea munroana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 

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