Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
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.
Sidalcea hickmanii ssp. anomala, Cuesta Pass checkerbloom
- Development is a threat to this rare checkerbloom, which is known from only a few places in the southern Coast Range of San Luis Obispo County.
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence