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Sphaeralcea  coccinea (Nutt.) Rydb.   
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FamilyMALVACEAE
Genus species var.Sphaeralcea  coccinea (Nutt.) Rydb. 
SynonymsMalva coccinea Nutt. (basionym)
 Malvastrum coccineum (Nutt.) A.Gray
 Sida coccinea (Nutt.) DC.
Territory
american prairie
Altitudelowland-montane
Description leaves 2-5cm long, pinnate, segments variously pinnate, adaxially yellow-green, abaxially greyish, flowers in short terminal raceme, petals 10-20mm long
Size20-30cm
Colorbright red
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft, fl. stem decumbent
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyCronquist, A. et al. (1972-2005) Intermountain Flora
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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