Small patches in bloom at various spots along Red Hill trail in sunny exposed meadows. None close to the coast, these were further inland.
growing in clumps in an opening alongside the roadway
San Diego County, California, US
At Pt. Lobos. End of Lace Lichen Trail.
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.