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Registration of ARS-2936 Scarlet Globemallow Germplasm

Rumbaugh, M.D. and Pendery, B.M. and Mayland, H.F. and Shewmaker, G.E. (1993) Registration of ARS-2936 Scarlet Globemallow Germplasm. Crop Science. 33:1106-1108.

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SCARLET GLOBEMALLOW (Sphaeraicea coccinea (Pursh) Rydb.),
ARS-2936, Reg. no. GP-4, PI 564590, is a native, perennial.
herbaceous species of Malvaceae widely distributed in the Rocky
Mountain and Great Plains rangelands of the western USA (4).
This species is characterized by widely spreading rhizomes,
brick-red petals, and a dense, short, raceme-like inflorescence,
and stellate trichomes. Flowers are attractive and plants bloom
from May to July or longer with favorable moisture (5). Leaves
are palmately veined with the lobes coarsely toothed. Plant
height is less than 30 cm and commonly is less than 20 cm.
Scarlet globemallow often is found in foothill habitats with
sandy or gravelly soils, open flats, talus slopes, along roadsides
and generally in arid places (2). Where it occurs, scarlet
globemallow is an important rangeland dietary component of
small mammals, pronghorn, sheep, and cattle (1).

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0828
Subjects: Mass Import - unclassified
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:53
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 19:13
Item ID: 611