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Checkerbloom
Sidalcea sparsifolia
  


About Checkerbloom (Sidalcea sparsifolia) Checkerbloom (Sidalcea malviflora ssp. sparsifolia) is a common native that grows in California, primarily in the High Sierra Nevada and Sacramento Valley regions. It tends to grow in dry and open places, at elevations from 0-7500 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.7 - 2 ft (0.21 - 0.6 m)

Flower Color
Pink

Flowering Season
Spring
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry, open placess

Sun
Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
37' - 8798'

Annual Precip. ?
6.7" - 34.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 2.83"

Coldest Month ?
33.5° F - 56.0° F

Hottest Month ?
55.2° F - 80.9° F

Humidity ?
0.87 vpd - 29.75 vpd

Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Very Low, Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Low
Moderate - High


Common uses
Groundcovers, Bird Gardens

Other Names
Botanical Names
Sidalcea malviflora ssp. sparsifolia

Common Names
Dwarf Checkerbloom



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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