Sidalcea malviflora (DC.) A.Gray


Erect herb to about 1 m tall. Lower leaves not or hardly lobed, upper leaves more deeply cut. Flowers in branched or simple clusters, pink to purple on individual stalks 3-8 mm long; summer. Carpels pitted.

NW America


S. oregana (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray is occasionally offered; it differs in having distinctly spike like flower clusters with the flowers on stalks 1-3(5) mm long and carpels more or less smooth.

Source: Beers, L.; Spencer, R. (1997). Hibiscus. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Malvaceae
genus        Sidalcea A.Gray