Sidalcea neomexicana A. Gray
Prairie mallow, Rocky Mountain checker-mallow, Salt spring checkerbloom
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: SINE3
This perennials rhizomes bear dense, 6 in. wide tufts of dark-green, palmately lobed leaves above which grows a flowering stalk 3 ft. high. Showy, mauve-colored, hollyhock-like flowers line the stalk. Many deep pink flowers crowded in narrow, leaning sprays top the leafy stems.
The many checker-mallows with pink flowers, from coastal marshes to moderate elevations in the mountains, are difficult to distinguish and differentiated only by technical characteristics.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , NE , NM , NV , OR , TX , UT , WY
Native Distribution: E.c. OR to WY, s. to CA, NM & Mex.
Native Habitat: Wet meadows; stream banks; alkaline seeps; 5000-9500 ft.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Moist to wet, alkaline soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sidalcea neomexicana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sidalcea neomexicana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sidalcea neomexicana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff