Desert Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)

A bushy perennial, rhizomatous; stems and leaves covered with grey hairs, leaves resemble small maple leaves; red to orange flowers appear spring and early summer, resemble miniature hollyhock flowers. Blooms late June through August. Native to cold deserts of the Southwest, UT, NV, AZ, CA and Mexico. Requires full sun, prefers well-drained, sandy soils, very drought-tolerant; avoid overwatering as it can become aggressive.