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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sidalcea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Species: Sidalcea malviflora||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
Sidalcea malviflora (DC.) A. Gray subsp. malviflora
Habit: Plant 1.5--6 dm. Stem: decumbent at base, rooting, generally densely coarsely stellate-hairy, spreading-bristly especially at base. Leaf: blade 2--6 cm wide, 7--9-lobed, generally +- coarsely hairy, +- fleshy, upper more deeply lobed or not. Inflorescence: generally unbranched; flowers close but +- evenly spaced. Flower: calyx densely stellate-puberulent, coarsely bristly, bristles often on swollen pad, hairs at base shorter, denser, marginal longer; petals 1--2.5 cm, pink to rose, white-veined. Fruit: segment 3.5--4 mm, +- sparsely glandular-puberulent, net-veined-pitted, beak short. Chromosomes: 2n=40,60.
Ecology: Coastal prairie, scrub, open forest; Elevation: generally < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCo, NCoRO, CCo, SnFrB, SCo, n ChI. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul Note: Intergrades with most other subspecies. Once common in, now generally extirpated from Los Angeles area.
Synonyms: Sidalcea delphiniifolia (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray ex Benth.
Unabridged Note: Probably the most difficult of the subspecies to identify, partly because of changing concepts of the sp., it should have obviously lobed leaves, but not as finely divided as Sidalcea malviflora subsp. laciniata. Next to Sidalcea malviflora subsp. rostrata, often closest to coast. Probably has been the subsp. most damaged or modified by coastal development, resulting in local extinctions or intermediate forms. Probably the purest populations, genetically, remain on the northern ChI because of their isolation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sidalcea malviflora subsp. laciniata
Next taxon: Sidalcea malviflora subsp. patula
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2017. Sidalcea malviflora subsp. malviflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=52987, accessed on April 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 26, 2017.