Sphaeralcea ambigua

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 22: 292. 1887.

Common names: Apricot mallow
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 359. Mentioned on page 358.

Plants perennial. Stems erect, yellow-green or gray to white, 5–10 dm, yellow-green- or gray- to white-canescent. mericarp, brown, glabrous or pubescent.


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Ariz., Calif., Nev., Utah, nw Mexico.


Varieties 4 (3 in the flora).

Sphaeralcea ambigua var. versicolor (Kearney) Kearney is known from Baja California.

Selected References



1 Petals lavender, pink, or white. Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rosacea
1 Petals apricot or red-orange > 2
2 Leaf blades not markedly rugose. Sphaeralcea ambigua var. ambigua
2 Leaf blades markedly rugose. Sphaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa