Sidalcea malachroides

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Sidalcea malachroides
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Sidalcea
Species: S. malachroides
Binomial name
Sidalcea malachroides
(Hook. & Arn.) A.Gray[1]

Sidalcea malachroides, with the common name mapleleaf checkerbloom, is a flowering plant in the genus Sidalcea.[1][2]


The plant is native to the California Coast Ranges in the North Coast and Monterey Bay regions of California,[2] and the Oregon Coast Range in Oregon. It grows below 700 metres (2,300 ft) in elevation.

Within California it is a Vulnerable species listed on the California Native Plant Society Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants.[3]


Sidalcea malachroides is a perennial herb or subshrub, 4–15 decimetres (16–59 in) tall. The leaves are generally all along stem.[4]

The flowers are head-like spikes, in white or pale purple-white. The bloom period is April to August.[4]


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