Kankakee Mallow or Kankakee Globe-Mallow Malvaceae:
A very rare north American native mallow with soft to medium pink colored flowers. Plants grow 3 to 5 feet tall and bloom most of the summer. They have large lobed leaves that are shaped like maple-leafs. The leaves become smaller as the stems become taller. The overall appearance of the plants is a spiky clump with larger leaves at the bottom and smaller leaves tapering off to a pointy spike at the top. The 'Kankakee Mallow' is an endangered species from Kankakee Co in Illinois. This will be one of those plants that are more common in cultivation than in the wild, were it was never common.
Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours, then place in a plastic bag with some moist (not wet) soil medium and store in the fridge for 5 weeks, after sow and cover seeds 1/4 inch deep and use 68-78F for germination in 1 to 3 weeks.