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Sidalcea neomexicana A. Gray
Prairie mallow, Rocky Mountain checker-mallow, Salt spring checkerbloom
USDA Symbol: SINE3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WY Native Distribution:
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
PropagationDescription: Propagate by division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff