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Meadow Checkermallow flowers (Sidalcea campestris). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
Close-up of pink Meadow Checkermallow flowers (Sidalcea campestris). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
Meadow Checkermallow leaves (Sidalcea campestris). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.

Meadow Checkermallow

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Sidalcea campestris

Only found in the Willamette Valley, this plant is becoming increasingly rare, found mostly along roadsides. Very tall! Its white-light pink blooms can look you in the eye. Flowers are a high-quality nectar source for the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly and a host plant for many native butterflies, such as the painted lady.

  • Height: 48"-60"
  • Width: 24"-36"
  • Canopy layer: groundcover
  • Light requirements: full sun to part shade
  • Moisture requirements: dry to moist soil
  • Bloom Time: May to June  

 

Photo Credit 1: "File:Sidalcea campestris inflorescence.jpg" by Flowersinmyyard is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Photo Credit 2: "Meadow Checkermallow (Sidalcea campestris)" by Swallowtail Garden Seeds is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Photo Credit 3: "File:Sidalcea campestris in spring.jpg" by Flowersinmyyard is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0