Taxon  Report   7564 
Sidalcea malviflora  (DC.) Gray ex Benth.
Checker bloom, Wild Hollyhock, checker mallow, dwarf checkerbloom
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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 Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, (many plant communities), Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Redwood Forest
Genus: Sidalcea
Subspecies and Varieties:
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. californica
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. dolosa
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. laciniata
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. patula
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. purpurea
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. rostrata
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
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ICPN: Sidalcea malvaeflora
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 24, 2014).

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