Taxon: Sphaeralcea coccinea (Nutt.) Rydb.

Genus: Sphaeralcea
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Malveae
Nomen number: 105692
Place of publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 40:58. 1913
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Feb-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 28 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Food Feed Crops US)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Chihuahua
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

  • Cultivated


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  • Douglas, G. W. et al., eds. Illustrated flora of British Columbia. (IllF Brit Col)
  • Eilers, L. J. & D. M. Roosa The vascular plants of Iowa. 1994 (L Iowa)
  • Fryxell, P. A. 1988. Malvaceae of Mexico Syst. Bot. Monogr. 25:426.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. (F Pacif NW)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • La Duke, J. & D. K. Northington 1978. The systematics of Sphaeralcea coccinea (Nutt.) Rydb. (Malvaceae) SouthW. Naturalist 23:651-660.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  • Ownbey, G. B. & T. Morley Vascular plants of Minnesota: a checklist and atlas. 1991 (L Minn)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. (F Utah)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. (F Utah ed2)

Check other web resources for Sphaeralcea coccinea (Nutt.) Rydb. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Sphaeralcea coccinea cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image