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Sidalcea malviflora  (DC.) A. Gray  ssp. malviflora 
Checker mallow,   Dwarf checkerbloom
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Parent: Sidalcea malviflora
Genus: Sidalcea
Family: Malvaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFSidalcea delphiniifolia
ICPNSidalcea malvaeflora ssp. malvaeflora
ICPNSidalcea rostrata
Information about  Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[explorer.natureserve.org] Range, Habitat: Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora is in western California (usually below 520 meters) from several northern Channel Islands northward to Mendocino County, occurring on slopes and mesas in coastal prairie, scrub and open forest; it can be locally common. The range has been reported to extend to southwestern Oregon, but those plants may be ssp. patula (Abrams 1951; Peck 1961; Hickman 1993). (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/22/2024).