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Small Leaf Globemallow (Sphaeralcia parvifolia), also know as Nelsons Globemallow, is widely distributed throughout Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. It is a perennial herb/forb with taproots or rhizomes with usually hairy leaves and stems. It is commonly found in desert shrub and pinyon-juniper communities. It is very common along roadsides, especially in eastern and south eastern Utah.
Small Leaf Globemallow is an important pollinator species, especially in the desert southwest.
It is widely used in reclamation and is one of the most frequently occurring and widely adapted of the globe mallows.
The genus name, “Sphaeralcea”, is from “sphaira” which means “globe” and “alcea” which is the name of a related genus (hollyhock), thus referring to the spherical fruits. The species name, “parvifolia”, means “small-leaved”.