Taxon  Report   7564 
Sidalcea malviflora  (DC.) Gray ex Benth.
Checker bloom,  Checker mallow, Dwarf checkerbloom, Wild hollyhock
Sidalcea malviflora
© 2010 John J. Kehoe
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Sidalcea malviflora
© 2011 John W. Wall
Sidalcea malviflora
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Sidalcea malviflora, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sidalcea malviflora
© 2012 Jason Matthias Mills
Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, (many plant communities), Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Redwood Forest
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Sidalcea malvaeflora
More information about  Sidalcea malviflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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