|Scientific Name||Sidalcea candida||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SICA3|
|Common Name||White Checker Mallow||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||21859|
Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine (6500 to 11000 ft.); moist meadows, streambanks.
Plant: Erect perennial 1 to 3 feet tall, usually single stems, sometimes branched upper.
Leaves: Basal leaves oval shaped and palmately 7-lobed, coarsely-toothed edges; stem leaves deeply palmately-dissected into several narrow lobes.
Inflorescence: Clusters of several white to pale pink flowers up to 2-inches across in terminal racemes, each with 5 petals and central stamen column.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams and SW Colorado Wildflowers.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County