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Fringed Checkerbloom
Sidalcea diploscypha
About Fringed Checkerbloom (Sidalcea diploscypha) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Sidalcea diploscypha is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common name fringed checkerbloom. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the woodlands and valleys of the central part of the state. Sidalcea diploscypha is an annual herb growing up to 40 to 60 centimeters tall with a hairy to bristly stem. The leaves have blades deeply divided into narrow, forking lobes covered in bristly hairs. The inflorescence is a crowded panicle of several flowers. The flower has five pink petals, each with a slight fringe on the tip and sometimes with dark coloration at the base. The petals can be up to 3. 5 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb

1.3 - 2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 12.3" - 76.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 1.92", Coldest Month: 36.5" - 50.5", Hottest Month: 53.4" - 76.0", Humidity: 0.09" - 24.20", Elevation: -21" - 6722"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Fringed Checker Mallow, Fringed Sidalcea

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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