Species Details

Sidalcea covillei

Owens Valley checkerbloom

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Scientific Name:
Sidalcea covillei Greene
Common Name:
Owens Valley checkerbloom
Family: Malvaceae
Element Code: PDMAL11040
USDA Plants Symbol: SICO2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jun
Elevation:
1095 - 1415 meters
3595 - 4645 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chenopod scrub
  • Meadows and seeps
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Alkaline
  • Mesic
Notes:
Threatened by development, lowering of water table, non-native plants, grazing, and meadow succession. See Cybele Columbiana 1:35 (1914) for original description, and Fremontia 5(4):34-35 (1978), 6(3):26-27 (1978), and 8(4):16 (1981) for discussion of threats.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 43
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 25 10 3 3 1
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 20
Recent <=20 Years 23
Presence:
Presumed Extant 40
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 2
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Big Pine (3711823), Bishop (3711834), Coso Junction (3611718), Fish Slough (3711844), Fish Springs (3711813), Haiwee Pass (3611821), Haiwee Reservoirs (3611728)*, Independence (3611872), Laws (3711843), Lone Pine (3611851), Long Canyon (3611811), Manzanar (3611862), Olancha (3611831), Poleta Canyon (3711833), Rovana (3711845), Union Wash (3611861)*, Upper Centennial Flat (3611727), Vermillion Canyon (3611738)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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