Orange Flowers (2)

Large-flowered Collomia (Collomia grandiflora)

  • Other Names: None
  • Family: Phlox family (Polemoniaceae)
  • Season: May-July
  • Color: Orange or peach
  • Habitat: Arid foothills
  • Status: Native

Large-flowered collomia has a rounded cluster of trumpet-shaped flowers. The plant has long, narrow leaves and red stems. The five-petaled flowers range from yellow-orange to peach; flowers have bright blue anthers. It grows to 3 feet in height. It is found in Hulls Gulch.

Globemallow (Sphaeralcea)


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

Globemallow is a bush with bright flowers and hairy, gray-green leaves. The flowers have yellow stamens and petals that overlap to form a bowl; they grow in elongated clusters on stems without leaves. The leaves are distinctly maple-shaped. There are two varieties in our area, Munro’s globemallow and gooseberry-leaf globemallow. Globemallow grows to 30 inches in height. It is found in Camel’s Back Park and Hulls Gulch.

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