Desert Globe Mallow
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Globe Mallow blooms (Sphaeralcea ambigua) on Little Pyramid Peak.
Lake Mead Area, Nevada. March 2008.
Globe Mallow is a perennial shrub. It likes sandy washes and rocky terrain below 4000 feet. The leaf hairs of this plant are an eye irritant to some people, thus it's other name - Sore-eye Poppy .