2 responses to “Sidalcea malviflora”

  1. Eleanor ryan

    Sidalcia, Checkermallow is the host plant for a butterfly in Oregon: The Common Checkered Skipper. Ellie

  2. Ed Alverson

    Also, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Sidalcea malviflora ssp. virgata is one of the most important nectar plants for the endangered Fender’s Blue butterfly. And, there is a collection of mine of ssp. virgata at the UW herbarium from Thurston County, Washington (south of Olympia). This particular population was originally located by Jim Barrett in the early 1980’s, and has recently been relocated so Washington’s only population, which is in a state wildlife area, is still extant.

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