Plant Species of the Bright Angel Trail:
littleleaf globe mallow, Sphaeralcea parvifolia

See Plant Guide to Bright Angel Trail for an introduction to this page, especially the Introduction To These Species Pages.

This page is just a shell to hold my photographs and reference information for now, so that readers can see the photographs and this taxon. The identification status, voucher info, and discussion of the species will be added in the future.


Identification status: .

From a SEINet search on 29 September 2007, there are vouchers of this species from the Coconino County portion of the Grand Canyon. The nearest are at: ; and . Note that there may be additional vouchers at other herbaria not available through SEINet.

First occurrence on Bright Angel Trail: mile 0.33, elevation 6668 feet (2032 m).

Number of plants along Trail: at least 10 plants were found in at least 3 different locations in September 2007.


From 5 September 2007, mile 0.33:


See Resources for Grand Canyon Flora for further information on most of these references. Entries in the second column are either the name used in that source or a page reference. The name is linked to online pages when available. If a given reference does not contain this taxon, the entry is either left blank or contains a hyphen.

Scientific NameSphaeralcea parvifolia
1987 Grand Canyon Flora NameSphaeralcea parvifolia
1987 Grand Canyon Flora page46
SEINet Image PageSphaeralcea parvifolia
USDA PlantsSphaeralcea parvifolia
Flora of North America
Jepson Manual for California treatment
Jepson Manual illustration page
Kearney and Peebles NameSphaeralcea parvifolia
Kearney and Peebles Page #546
Vascular Plants of AZ name
Vascular Plants of AZ volume: page
Huisinga et al 2006 name-
Huisinga et al 2006 page numbers-
Epple NameSphaeralcea parvifolia
Epple description page #153
Epple pix #537
McDougall 1964 nameSphaeralcea parvifolia
McDougall 1964 page #152
Brian 2000 Name
Phillips 1979 name-
Phillips 1979 page #-
Stockert 1967 nameSphaeralcea parvifolia
Stockert 1967 page #back

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Last Update: 3 October 2007