Mar. 29, 2021
dwarf checkerbloom, Sidalcea malviflora
Checkerbloom has become popular for flower gardens. So far I've found no mention of it going wild. In its native region it was eaten as green by the Luiseno people, and the leaves were used as flavoring by the Yana. Dwarf checkerbloom or prairie mallow is native to CA, OR, and WA. Beal Gardens, MSU, 6/30/15. Mallow family, Malvaceae.