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Small-leaf globemallow (Sphaeralcea parvifolia)Author(s): Corey L. Gucker; Nancy L. Shaw
Source: In: Gucker, Corey L.; Shaw, Nancy L., eds. Western forbs: Biology, ecology, and use in restoration. Reno, NV: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange. Online: http://greatbasinfirescience.org/western-forbs-restoration.
Publication Series: Guidebooks
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionSmall-leaf globemallow occurs in the Central Basin and Range and Colorado Plateau ecoregions (Lambert 2005). It occurs naturally in Nevada, the southern two-thirds of Utah, western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, northern and central Arizona, and adjacent California (Kearney 1935; Holmgren et al. 2005; La Duke 2016; USDA NRCS 2017). It has been grown in southern Idaho (Pendery and Rumbaugh 1990) but is not native there. On the high plateaus of central and northern Arizona, small-leaf globemallow is the most abundant globemallow species (Kearney 1935). Although the distributions of small-leaf and Munro’s globemallow overlap in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, it is common to find small-leaf globemallow in more southern and Munro’s globemallow in more northern locations (Sriladda et al. 2012).
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CitationGucker, Corey L.; Shaw, Nancy L. 2019. Small-leaf globemallow (Sphaeralcea parvifolia). In: Gucker, Corey L.; Shaw, Nancy L., eds. Western forbs: Biology, ecology, and use in restoration. Reno, NV: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange; Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Online: http://greatbasinfirescience.org/western-forbs-restoration.
Keywordsnative plants, native seed production, plant ecology, restoration, revegetation, seed technology, seeding, wildflowers, small-flower globemallow
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