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Sphaeralcea ambigua - Apricot 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 sports orange flowers following a bit of rain and 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 White Checkered Skipper, and Northern White Skipper and attracts the Painted Lady Butterflies during their Spring migration. Sphaeralcea ambigua is a great addition to the Butterfly Garden.

Sphaeralcea ambigua, Desert Globemallow, Apricot Mallow

Orange flowers of Sphaeralcea ambigua - Desert Globemallow, Apricot Mallow. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants in the Sphaeralcea genus featured on this site: Sphaeralcea ambigua
Sphaeralcea ambigua Louis Hamilton
Sphaeralcea ambigua rosacea
Sphaeralcea fulva La Luna
Sphaeralcea philippiana