Sphaeralcea polychroma

Sphaeralcea polychroma, Hot Springs Globemallow
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
September 19, 2019

This species was first described by John C. La Duke in 1985 (The Southwestern Naturalist, “A New Species of Sphaeralcea (Malvaceae)”, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 433-436).  The type specimen was collected in Sierra County, New Mexico, at the intersection of NM55 and road to Hot Springs Landing on the Rio Grande on July 6, 1982.

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