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Sphaeralcea ambigua - Desert Mallow

Sphaeralcea ambigua can be found through the desert areas of California and the Western States. The Desert Mallow will grow to be a 2-3 foot shrub. Sphaelralcea ambigua will still be blooming when little else is. This image was taken near Baker. Desert Mallow will do well in disturbed areas such as roadsides or gardens with little care. Sphaeralcea ambigua has one of the most spectacular blooms of the desert. In the late Spring and Summer Sphaeralcea ambigua is larval food for the Northern White Skipper and a great addition to the Butterfly Garden.

High resolution photos of Sphaeralcea ambigua are part of our garden image collection.

Sphaeralcea ambigua