Taxon  Report   7564    
Sidalcea malviflora  (DC.) A. Gray
Checker bloom,  Checker mallow, Dwarf checkerbloom, Wild hollyhock
Sidalcea malviflora
© 2014 Arcangelo Wessells
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Sidalcea malviflora
© 2015 Chris Jaster
Sidalcea malviflora
© 2010 John J. Kehoe
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
© 2018 Mary Conway
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
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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