Common Name: Desert Globemallow Family: Malvaceae, Globe Mallow Family Duration: Perennial Size: Up to 3 feet. Growth Form: Forb/herb, subshrub; growth shrubby, stems erect or sprawling. Flower Color: Apricot, orange, orange-red, apricot-orange, pink, purplish-pink; flowers semi-large in clusters on tips of weak hanging stems, fruit a schizocarp with 9 or more segments each containing 2 seeds. Flowering Season: January to December with sufficient rainfall. Elevation: Below 3,500 feet in Arizona.
Comments: The species epithet for Desert Globemallow "ambigua" is a reference to the leaf shape which is extremely variable and compounded with 4 similar sub-species.