globe mallow


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globe mallow

n.
Any of several herbs or shrubs of the genus Sphaeralcea, native to the arid regions of North and South America and having colorful cuplike corollas and numerous stamens fused into tubes.
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Noun1.globe mallow - genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs of arid North and South America having pink or scarlet flowers and globose fruitsglobe mallow - genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs of arid North and South America having pink or scarlet flowers and globose fruits
mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
genus Sphaeralcea, Sphaeralcea - large genus of chiefly tropical herbs with showy flowers and mostly globose fruits: globe mallows
Malvastrum coccineum, prairie mallow, red false mallow, Sphaeralcea coccinea - false mallow of western United States having racemose red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Malvastrum
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