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Sidalcea asprella ssp. asprella

Sidalcea asprella Greene ssp. asprella

Dwarf Checkerbloom, Harsh Checkerbloom, Sierra Foothills Checker Mallow, Sierra Foothills Checkerbloom

Malvaceae (Mallow family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Pink to pale purple with pale veins.


Native Habitat: Open woodlands, wet meadow margins, foothill woodlands, conifer forests, sometimes on serpentine.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sidalcea asprella ssp. asprella in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sidalcea asprella ssp. asprella in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sidalcea asprella ssp. asprella


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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