Scarlet globemallow (Sphaeralcea coccinea) belongs to the family Malvaceae (the Mallow family). It is a perennial herb that is native to the central and western regions of northern North America. This herb grows in grasslands and prairies, and it can reach 10-20 cm in height. The leaves are alternate, deeply 3-lobed with variable wedge or spatula shaped lobe. The both the surfaces and the stalk are covered in short, dense, white hairs that give the plant a silvery green color. The flower is orange, saucer-shaped, about 2 cm wide, with five broad, notched petals, and it bloom in small terminal clusters from June to July.