Desert globemallow grows in a large, rounded clump to a height of 20-40 inches, and may have over a hundred stems growing from the same root. The flowers are arranged in clusters on the upper stems. Each bowl-shaped flower has 5 petals that are up to 1.5” long.
Nativar Research Project - contribute your pollinator observations of this native plant and four of its cultivars: ‘Louis Hamilton,' ‘Orange,’ 'Papago Pink,' and ‘Pink.’
While globemallow was used by the Shoshoni as an eye medicine, the common names “sore eye poppy” and “mal de ojo” are attributed to eye irritation caused by contact with the leaf hairs.