Sidalcea candida

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Scientific Name Sidalcea candida USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Checker Mallow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine. 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 flowers up to 2-inches across in terminal racemes, each with 5 petals and central stamen column.
References: Descr. adapted from "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams and
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