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Sphaeralcea ambigua
aka Apricot Globe-mallow

A grayish plant often with many stems, and bright 1/2-1 1/2" orange-red flowers in clusters with erect branches. Flowers from March-June. Found in desert slopes and flats, and among pinyon and juniper. One of the most drought-tolerant species of Globe-mallow. In wet years it forms spectacular displays in the low, hot southwestern deserts. In some forms petals are pale purplish-pink. (from

Cleve Creek, NV
July 2010

Amateur nature photographer & job-hunting ecologist.

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    lovely Ela-Sita, nice to see your work again in our wildflowers group

  • thank you! Glad to be back :)

    – elasita

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

  • thanks Vickie!

    – elasita

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Don’t forget to enter our Orange You Pretty Voucher Challenge

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    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN of our
    “Orange You Pretty Voucher Challenge!!”

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