Calflora
Taxon  Report   7552    
Sidalcea covillei  Greene
Owens valley checkerbloom,  Owens valley sidalcea
Sidalcea covillei
© Gerald and Buff Corsi 2011 California Academy of Sciences
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sidalcea covillei, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered .

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Sidalcea covillei
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Family: MALVACEAE  
Genus: Sidalcea
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sidalcea neomexicana var. covillei
More information about  Sidalcea covillei
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SICO2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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