|Globe Mallow (Purple)|
| Sphaeralcea ambigua, Mallow Family (Malvaceae)
|Flowers:||Commonly orange to reddish orange, with 5 petals forming a cup shape to 1 1/2" wide. Also occur in white, pink, and purple shades.|
|Leaves:||Gray-green scalloped leaves, softly haired, to 2 1/2" wide.|
|Height:||May grow to 40".|
| Photographed January 11, in
the Superstition Mountain area.
Typically found in desert washes and flat areas. Common along roadsides.