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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sidalcea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sidalcea sparsifolia (C.L. Hitchc.) S.R. Hill
Habit: Perennial herb 2--8 dm, from thick fibrous crown, caudex short, rhizomes generally 0. Stem: hairs stellate or bristles. Leaf: crowded near stem base; blades 2--6(8) cm wide, stellate-hairy, lower crenate to shallowly 7-lobed, upper few, lobed +- to base. Inflorescence: exceeding leaves, generally branched, (15)30--45 cm, flowers > 10. Flower: calyx 6--10 mm, densely stellate-puberulent, many hairs on margins, veins longer; petals 1--2.5 cm, pink-rose. Fruit: segment 2.5--3 mm, weakly to moderate-net-veined-pitted, glandular-puberulent, beak short. Chromosomes: 2n=20,40.
Ecology: Periodically moist to dry grassy slopes or +- flat places, chaparral often with Artemisia, oaks; Elevation: < 2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SNF, SCoRO, SW; Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Intergrades with Sidalcea malviflora subsp. californica, Sidalcea neomexicana; evaluation of possible infraspecific taxa, including those of C.L. Hitchc., needed. With Sidalcea neomexicana, among southernmost in genus.
Synonyms: Sidalcea malviflora (DC.) A. Gray subsp. sparsifolia C.L. Hitchc.; Sidalcea malviflora var. hirsuta C.L. Hitchc.; Sidalcea malviflora var. stellata C.L. Hitchc.; Sidalcea malviflora var. uliginosa C.L. Hitchc.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sidalcea setosa
Next taxon: Sidalcea stipularis
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2017. Sidalcea sparsifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91701, accessed on January 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 22, 2017.