Taxon  Report   7571    
Sidalcea malviflora  (DC.) A. Gray  ssp. purpurea  C. L. Hitchc.
Dwarf checkerbloom,  Purple checkerbloom
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. purpurea
© 2012 Asa Spade
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Sidalcea malviflora ssp. purpurea
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. purpurea
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. purpurea, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Sidalcea malviflora ssp. purpurea
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Genus: Sidalcea
Parent: Sidalcea malviflora
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Sidalcea malviflora ssp. purpurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).