Possible Sidalcea hendersonii

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  1. ginsenghamster

    ginsenghamster Active Member 10 Years

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    I'm hoping to affirm these plants found on a marshy walkabout are Sidalcea hendersonii.
     

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  2. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    It certainly looks like Sidalcea hendersonii. I grew one in my garden for years but it died in the heat dome last year. E-Flora BC says, "Henderson's checker-mallow is a native plant species found in wet meadows, estuaries and tidal flats in southwestern British Columbia." It is somewhat at risk so a nice plant to find on your walkabout.

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agreed, seems likely.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The few times I've seen what is presumably this species it has always been a tiny population in a marshlike situation poking up from among grasses - just like in your pictures.
     
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    ginsenghamster Active Member 10 Years

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    Yes, that is what I'm seeing.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Oh, there are places where you can find thousands of them.
     
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