Sidalacea nelsoniana

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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom - Plantae– Plants
  • Subkingdom - Tracheobionta– Vascular plants
  • Superdivision - Spermatophyta– Seed plants
  • Division - Magnoliophyta– Flowering plants
  • Class - Magnoliopsida– Dicotyledons
  • Subclass - Dilleniidae
  • Order - Malvales
  • Family - Malvaceae– Mallow family
  • Genus - Sidalcea A. Gray– checkerbloom
  • Species - Sidalcea nelsoniana Piper– Nelson's checkerbloom

Description

Perennial herb with a stout taproot and short woodstock, stems 16 to 40 inches tall, glabrous to hirsute with short appressed simple hairs; racemes spikelike but elongate and open, many-flowered, the pedicels usually about 1/8 inch long; calyx 1/8 to 1/4 inch long, usually purplish-tinged, subglabrous to fairly thickly pubescent with tiny stellae; petals 1/4 to 5/8 inch long, pinkish-lavender.

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