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3. Sphaeralcea caespitosa M. E. Jones, Contr. W. Bot. 12: 4. 1908.
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Tufted globemallow Tufted globemallow

Plants perennial. Stems 1–3(–5), erect, gray-green, 2–2.5 dm, white-gray canescent. Leaf blades gray-green or green, ovate, unlobed or 3-lobed, 5–8 cm, wrinkled, not rugose, base cuneate, margins coarsely toothed, surfaces stellate-pubescent. Inflorescences racemose, open, 3–6-flowered, tip not leafy; involucellar bractlets tan. Flowers: sepals 11–15 mm; petals red-orange, 15–22 mm; anthers yellow. Schizocarps flattened-spheric; mericarps 13, 3–6 × 2–4.5 mm, chartaceous, nonreticulate dehiscent part 60% of height, tip rounded, indehiscent part not wider than dehiscent part. Seeds 1 or 2 per mericarp, brown or black, minutely pubescent.

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora): w United States.

1 Leaf blades thick, gray-green, densely pubescent; staminal column 3.5–5 mm; Beaver and Millard counties, Utah.   3a Sphaeralcea caespitosa var. caespitosa
+ Leaf blades thin, green, sparsely pubescent; staminal column 6–9 mm; Nye County, Nevada.   3b Sphaeralcea caespitosa var. williamsiae

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