Owens Valley Checker-Mallow
(Sidalcea covillei )
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