The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Globe Mallows

Latin Name:

Sphaeralcea sp.

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Entire Plant


Sphaeralcea is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family. There are about 40-60 species, including annuals, perennials, and shrubs. Most originate in the drier regions of North America, with some known from South America. They are commonly known as globemallows, globe mallows, false mallows or falsemallows.