National Geographic : 1953 May
© National Geographic Society 4 Globe Mallow Brings Vivid Coloring to the West's Dry, Sandy Plains Pink blossoms of Sphaeralcea coccinea may shade from pale orange to brilliant scarlet. Globe Mallow's five-notched petals are an inch wide, and the slender stems four to twelve inches high. Dubois, Wyoming, gave us this bright spectacle. Kodachromes by P. L. Ricker + Lewisia, Montana's State Flower, Honors a Western Explorer Lewisia rediviva, better known as Bitterroot, takes its name from Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-06). The plant ranges from Montana to Arizona. White Clover, which botanists call Tri folium repens, here grows in close association.