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Plant guide: Munro's globemallow (Sphaeralcea munroana)Author(s): Pamela L. S. Pavek; James H. Cane; Olga A. Kildisheva; Anthony S. Davis
Source: Pullman, WA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Pullman Plant Materials Center. 5 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionMunro's globemallow attracts many species of bees, a few of which are specialists, requiring pollen and nectar only from Sphaeralcea and related genera. These include the ground-nesting bees Diadasia diminuta, D. lutzi, and Colletes sphaeralcea. The Diadasia are proficient and dedicated pollinators, and have been found colonizing trial plots on research farms (Cane 2011).
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CitationPavek, Pamela L. S.; Cane, James H.; Kildisheva, Olga A.; Davis, Anthony S. 2011. Plant guide: Munro's globemallow (Sphaeralcea munroana). Pullman, WA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Pullman Plant Materials Center. 5 p.
KeywordsMunro's globemallow, Sphaeralcea munroana, perennial forb, subshrub, Malvaceae, pollinator plant, western US
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