Desert globemallow

Sphaeralcea ambigua

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
cool
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
10000
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Pinal
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
Citations:
Shryock et al. 2015, Abella et al. 2015, Abella et al. 2012, Roundy & Jordan 1988