[Checkerblooms and Checker-mallows West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Meadow Checkerbloom, Meadow Checker-mallow, Meadow Sidalcea

Sidalcea campestris

Synonym: Sidalcea sylvestris

Meadow Checkerbloom, Meadow Checker-mallow, Meadow Sidalcea: Sidalcea campestris (Synonym: Sidalcea sylvestris)

A cat's eye view of a field of meadow checkerbloom as seen along the Springwater Trail from one to two miles east of Gresham, OR...................July 8, 2011.

Close-up sideview of a flower of Meadow Checkerbloom, Meadow Checker-mallow, Meadow Sidalcea: Sidalcea campestris (Synonym: Sidalcea sylvestris) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Meadow Checkerbloom, Meadow Checker-mallow, Meadow Sidalcea: Sidalcea campestris (Synonym: Sidalcea sylvestris) - Close-up sideview of a flower of Meadow Checkerbloom, Meadow Checker-mallow, Meadow Sidalcea: Sidalcea campestris (Synonym: Sidalcea sylvestris)

Close-ups of the flowers of meadow checkerbloom as seen along the Springwater Trail from one to two miles east of Gresham, OR...................July 8, 2011.

Meadow Checkerbloom, Meadow Checker-mallow, Meadow Sidalcea: Sidalcea campestris (Synonym: Sidalcea sylvestris) - Lower stem leaves of Meadow Checkerbloom, Meadow Checker-mallow, Meadow Sidalcea: Sidalcea campestris (Synonym: Sidalcea sylvestris)

Basal and lower stem leaves of meadow checkerbloom as seen along the Springwater Trail from one to two miles east of Gresham, OR...................April 18, 2011 and September 6, 2010 respectively.

Paul Slichter