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  1. Sidalcea, genus Sidalcea(noun)

    genus of showy plants of western North America having palmate leaves and variously colored racemose flowers

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  1. Sidalcea

    Sidalcea is a genus of the botanical family Malvaceae. It contains several species of flower known generally as checkerblooms or checkermallows, or prairie mallows in the United Kingdom. They can be annuals or perennials, some rhizomatous. They are native to West and Central North America. In mid- to late summer the clumps of toothed basal leaves produce erect flowering stems, with 5-petalled mallow-type flowers in terminal racemes, in shades of pink, white and purple. Selected species: ⁕Sidalcea calycosa - annual checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea campestris - meadow checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea candida - white checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea covillei - Owens Valley sidalcea ⁕Sidalcea diploscypha - fringed checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea glaucescens - waxy checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea hartwegii - valley checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea hendersonii - Henderson's checkermallow ⁕Sidalcea hickmanii - chaparral checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea hirsuta - hairy checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea keckii - Keck's checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea malachroides - mapleleaf checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea malviflora - dwarf checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea nelsoniana - nelson's checkermallow ⁕Sidalcea neomexicana - salt spring checkerbloom ⁕Sidalcea oregana - Oregon checkerbloom Sidalcea oregana var. calva - Wenatchee Mountains checkermallow

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