Sphaeralcea orcuttii Rose -- Description
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 1(8): 289. 1893. Carrizo Creek globemallow. After Charles Russell Orcutt, 1864-1929.
Plants: Annual or biennial.
Stems: To 120 cm, often yellowish pubescent.
Leaves: Leaves unlobed or shallowly lobed, 1.3 to 3 times as long as wide, truncate to cuneate
Inflorescences: Narrow, at least in distal half, often crowded, sometimes with longer branches at base.
Flowers: Yellow, orange, or scarlet.
Fruit/Carpels: Reticulate portion 2/3 or more of whole, often blackened.
Distribution and Habitat
Southwestern Arizona, southeastern California, northern Sonora near the coast, Bja California, and Baja California Sur. Usually found in sand, sometimes in heavier soils.