|Scientific Name||Sphaeralcea coccinea||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SPCO|
|Common Name||Scarlet Globemallow||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||21920|
|Description||Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (3500 to 9000 ft.); dry gravelly or rocky soils in open areas on hillsides, prairies, roadsides.
Plant: Upright perennial with multiple hairy stems, up to 20 inches tall, normally much shorter.
Leaves: Alternate, wide petiolate leaves up to 2 inches long, deeply dissected into 3 to 5 lobes that have curled edges and may be lobed in turn.
Inflorescence: Coral-pink to orange-red flowers, solitary or in clusters, 1-5/8 inch across, 5 petals, many yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County