This circular flower is a bright orange or red with papery petals that are paler at the center. The leaves are silvery green hairy leaves and deeply lobed. It is often found in drier, rocky areas and can be drought tolerant. It gets its name because it is a bright splash of color in an otherwise dry and rocky landscape.
|Scientific Name:||Sphaeralcea coccinea|
|Growing Season:||Mid to late summer|
|Soil Type:||Dry areas|
Prairie Mallow, Scarlet Globemallow
|Habitat:||Sunny, open areas of plains and foothills|