Oregon checkerbloom or Bog mallow covers less than 1 % of TMEA site 10
Using digital zoom on top of zoom for this distance shot (kind of fuzzy!)
Saw it only in one spot . This was close to Highway 1 . Note Fragaria chiloensis next to it with the large green leaves .
Commonly blooming in meadow
axillary flowers on this sidalcea
Sidalcea is a genus of the botanical family Malvaceae. It contains several species of flower known generally as checkerblooms or checkermallows, or prairie mallows in the United Kingdom. They can be annuals or perennials, some rhizomatous. They are native to West and Central North America.