Sidalcea campestris (Meadow Checker-Mallow) SE
Plant Description: A stoutly branched, hairy herbaceous perennial that forms a clump from short, thick rhizomes. Grayish-green upper leaves are deeply palmate and divided into 7-9 narrow parts with sharply pointed tips. The bottom leaves are larger, round and lobed. Inflorescence is an open spike of white to pink opaque and hairy flowers. The leaves of this plant are edible. *NEVER CONSUME PLANTS WITHOUT PROPER ID*
- Height: 2-6 ft
- Width: 8-12 in
- Sun Needs: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Needs: Moist to rather dry, well-drained soil
- Bloom Time: June to July
Landscape Use & Ecological Function: This Willamette Valley native is found only in Oregon and a small area of Washington. It grows in fields, grassy hillsides, and on roadsides. We recommend growing this plant in meadowscape environments. It is great for attracting beneficial insects and pollinators.
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