Cuesta Pass checkerbloom grows in the southern Coast Range of San Luis Obispo County, California, on rocky, generally serpentine soil among Sargent cypress at 600-800 meters elevation. Photo © 1980 California Native Plant Society.
Flowers are generally not used to distinguish among sidalceas, as many species have flowers that look similar. Photo © 1984 California Native Plant Society.
This checkerbloom is identified by its perennial habit, leafy stems, and deeply lobed leaves. Photo © 2004 Laura Ann Eliassen.
Sidalcea hickmanii ssp. anomala range map.