Gooseberryleaf Globemallow (Native)
Perennial, 1 – 2½ ft. tall forb. Blooms in spring with numerous showy orange/red blossoms. Most common in the low rainfall, semi-arid areas of the western US. Grows at elevations from 2,600 – 8,000 ft. on precip. zones from 6 – 20 inches. Adapted to a wide range of soil types and textures and moderately alkali and saline soils. Very cold-hardy and drought-tolerant. Forage value and palatability for many species of wildlife is rated as fair to excellent including food for sage grouse. Palatability for large animals, wild and domestic varieties. Extremely valuable native forb for restoration of semi-arid disturbed lands in the west. Very similar in appearance and adaptation to Monro Globemallow. Valuable for low-water use landscaping. Plant in fall ¼ – ½ inch deep. 500,000 seeds/lb.