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Sierra Checkerbloom
Sidalcea reptans
About Sierra Checkerbloom (Sidalcea reptans) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Sidalcea reptans is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common name Sierra checkerbloom and Sierra checker mallow. The plant is endemic to California, where it can be found throughout the Sierra Nevada at 1,120-2,000 metres (3,670-6,560 ft) in elevation, especially the central peaks of the range. It grows in moist and dry habitat types in the mountains, in meadows of yellow pine forest and red fir forest. Sidalcea reptans is a rhizomatous perennial herb reaching up to 0. 5 metres (1. 6 ft) tall. Lower portions of the stem sometimes root when in contact with moist substrate. It is coated in long, bristly hairs. The leaf blades are also bristly. They vary in shape, the lower ones barely lobed and borne on long petioles, and the higher ones often deeply cut into lobes. The inflorescence is a long, open series of flowers with pink to lavender petals up to 2 centimeters in length. The bloom period is June to August.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.7 - 1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Lavender

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information

Common uses
Common uses

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 13.1" - 67.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.33" - 2.21", Coldest Month: 31.4" - 52.0", Hottest Month: 54.4" - 79.3", Humidity: 1.24" - 21.97", Elevation: 3" - 8161"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Sierra Checker Mallow, Sierran 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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