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Marsh Checkerbloom
Sidalcea ranunculacea
About Marsh Checkerbloom (Sidalcea ranunculacea) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Sidalcea ranunculacea is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common name marsh checkerbloom and marsh checker mallow. The plant is endemic to California, known only within Tulare County and Kern County. It grows in the Southern Sierra Nevada and Greenhorn Mountains at 1,820-3,050 metres (5,970-10,010 ft) in elevation. Many populations are within the Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia National Park, or Kings Canyon National Park. It grows in moist areas, such as wet meadows and on stream banks, in yellow pine forest, red fir forest, lodgepole forest habitats. Sidalcea ranunculacea is a rhizomatous perennial herb reaching up to 0. 5 metres (1. 6 ft) tall. It is coated in hairs, the lower ones becoming bristly. The fleshy lobed leaf blades also have hairs and bristles. The inflorescence is a dense, spikelike cluster or series of clusters of flowers. Each flower has five pink to purple petals up to 1. 5 centimeters long. The blooming period is June to August.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.7 - 1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Purple

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 18.0" - 58.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.62" - 2.09", Coldest Month: 22.1" - 43.1", Hottest Month: 44.8" - 69.1", Humidity: 1.78" - 21.34", Elevation: 3801" - 10657"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Marsh Checker Mallow, Marsh Checkermallow

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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