Mallow, Checker;  Sidalcea hartwegii

Mid Bloomer.  Five petals, pink flowers on slender grass-like stems.

Notes:  Mallow family includes Hollyhock and Hibiscus.  Also called  Hartweg’s Sidalcea.  The flower bract is undivided and very short.  Common in masses in open fields.

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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 Gray -- checkerbloom
                                    Species  Sidalcea hartwegii Gray ex Benth.  
                                    -- valley checkerbloom

Mallow, Checker  (Sidalcea hartwegii)
(Wildflower Committee)