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Sphaeralcea ambigua ssp. rosacea

Desert Globemallow, mal de ojo

Life form2, 3: forb, perennial
Habitat: washes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: triangular or ovate or hastate
leaf surface3: rough
leaf margin3: dentate or scalloped or crisped and lobed or digitate
Flower color2: pink to lavender or magenta
Flowering period2: most of year
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Malvaceae (mallow family)
Status: Uncommon
Location where collected or observed:
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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