Malvaceae
Sidalcea neomexicana

New Mexico Sidalcea

Stems clustered, upright. Leaves nearly round, dark green, fleshy, to 6 in. across. Upper leaves divided into 5–9 linear lobes; basal leaves shallowly lobed. Flowers numerous on short stalks in loose spike above leaves. Flower consists of 1/4 in. calyx coated with tiny star-like and longer hairs, 1/4–3/4 in. petals. This species may also have both bisexual and female plants. Found in alkaline seeps and seasonally wet meadows mostly at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1/2--3 feet
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Meadow
  • Found In: Great Basin
  • Native: Yes