Calflora
Taxon  Report   7564    
Sidalcea malviflora  (DC.) A. Gray
Checker bloom,  Checker mallow, Dwarf checkerbloom, Wild hollyhock
Sidalcea malviflora
© 2012 Jason Matthias Mills
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sidalcea malviflora
© 2010 John J. Kehoe
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, (many plant communities), Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Redwood Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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More information about  Sidalcea malviflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (SIMA2)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 17, 2018).

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