Phenological Stage: flowering
Habitat: right beside highway 99 near downtown Squamish where there is a storm drain !
Associated plants: threatened by invasive blackberries and introduced grass
Phenological Phase: flowering
Habitat: Estuary, open moist meadow barely above tidal influence, but sheltered from the strong summer winds by shrubs and trees
Associated Species: in diverse plant community, eg. Sea-watch (Angelica lucida),sheltered by Twinberry Honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata)
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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.