Latin name: Sidalcea malviflora
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Edible parts of Checkerbloom:Leaves - raw or cooked. The leaves have a very mild flavour and a slightly mucilaginous texture, they make a very acceptable salad. The leaves can be cooked as greens. The dried mashed leaves have been used as a flavouring with black manzanita berries (Arctostaphyllos spp).
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassy slopes and open forest glades.
Propagation of Checkerbloom:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Grassy slopes and open forest glades.
Medicinal use of Checkerbloom:None known
Known hazards of Sidalcea malviflora:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.