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Sidalcea malvaeflora - Checker

Sidalcea malvaeflora is a late Spring blooming perennial California native. Checker is widely tolerant of different soil types often being found in grasslands, ditches, and other disturbed sites. Sidalcea malvaeflora requires significantly less than normal Summer garden water. Checker will hunker down for the summer retaining just the lower rosette of leaves unless it gets really dire and it will cast those off as well. Sidalcea malvaeflora is a larval food for Blues and Hairstreak Butterflies.

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Sidalcea malvaeflora, Checker