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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sidalcea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sidalcea elegans Greene
Habit: Perennial herb 2--6(8) dm; taproot woody, rhizomes generally 2--3 dm, freely rooting. Stem: < 4 mm diam, brittle, base decumbent to erect, hairs +- 0 to fine, simple, above glabrous-glaucous. Leaf: mostly basal, reduced above, sparsely stellate-hairy (hairs simple), (1)2--10 cm wide, (3)5--7-lobed, basal shallowly lobed, leaves above generally deeply 3--5-lobed +- to base. Inflorescence: open, 1-sided, (3)5--10(20)-flowered; flowering stalks 3--10 mm. Flower: calyx 7--10 mm, lobes +- 4.5 mm, 2.5 mm wide, acuminate, stellate-puberulent (some rays occasionally longer than others); bisexual flower petals generally 20--25(33) mm, pistillate flower petals generally 10--15(20) mm. Fruit: segment glandular- and +- stellate-puberulent, beak short. Chromosomes: 2n=40,60.
Ecology: Open dry woodland, generally serpentine; Elevation: 100--200(900) m. Bioregional Distribution: KR; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul
Synonyms: Sidalcea malviflora (DC.) A. Gray subsp. elegans (Greene) C.L. Hitchc.
Unabridged Note: Confused with Sidalcea asprella, Sidalcea glaucescens, but has more developed rhizomes, generally fewer flowers, stem base with simple, fine hairs.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Sidalcea diploscypha
Next taxon: Sidalcea gigantea
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2017. Sidalcea elegans, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91787, accessed on February 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 28, 2017.