Orange Flowers (2)

Large-flowered Collomia (Collomia grandiflora)

  • Other Names: None
  • Family: Phlox family (Polemoniaceae)
  • Season: May-July
  • Color: Orange; Peach
  • Habitat: Arid foothills

Large-flowered collomia has a rounded cluster of trumpet-shaped, five-petaled flowers. The flowers range from yellow-orange to peach with bright blue anthers. They have long, narrow leaves. Their stems are red. They are upwards of three feet tall. They can be found in LHG.

Globemallow (Sphaeralcea)

  • Other Names: None
  • Family: Mallow family (Malvaceae)
  • Season: May-June
  • Color: Orange
  • Habitat: Arid landscapes

Globemallows have bright orange flowers with five petals that overlap slightly to form a bowl. The flowers form an elongated cluster on stems without leaves. Their stamens are yellow. Their leaves are hairy and resemble maple leaves. They grow upwards of 30 inches tall. There are two varieties that grow in our area, the Munro’s globemallow and the gooseberry-leaf globemallow. They can be found in CBP.

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