Sierra Checkerbloom (Sidalcea reptans)

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 2:31 AM

"Sidalcea reptans is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common name Sierra checkerbloom. It is endemic to California, where it can be found throughout the Sierra Nevada, especially the central peaks of the range. It grows in moist and dry habitat types in the mountains, including meadows and forests.

It is a rhizomatous perennial herb reaching up to half a meter tall, lower portions of the stem sometimes rooting 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."

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