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Owens Valley Checker-Mallow
(Sidalcea covillei )
Malvaceae

Owens Valley Checkerbloom; Photo Copyright 1998 Larry Blakely
Photo Copyright 1998 Larry Blakely

Description: Click for a drawing of the plant.

Distribution: Owens Valley, Inyo County, CA

Habitat: Alkali meadows, near seeps and spring sites at elevations of 3000-4000 feet (1000-1300 m).

Flowering Period: May-June

Similar Plants: Sidalcea covillei is distinguished by its fleshy, simple or clustered roots and open inflorescence, Flowers are pink and crowded along the terminus of the flowering stem.

Status: California State Endangered, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010