Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
Sidalcea hickmanii ssp. parishii, Parish’s checkerbloom. Photo by Tommy Stoughton.
Leaves are fan shaped, not lobed. Photo by Naomi Fraga, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
This plant grows in southern California chaparral and open conifer forest in open, burned, or otherwise disturbed areas such as along roadsides. Photo by Naomi Fraga, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
Sidalcea hickmanii ssp. parishii range map.
Sidalcea hickmanii ssp. parishii, Parish’s checkerbloom
- Many populations exhibit severe damage from cattle grazing.
- Populations are threatened by road widening and grading.
- Other threats listed include trash dumping, erosion and trampling.
- Fire suppression or inappropriate timing of fires would also impact these plants by precluding growth, reproduction, and replenishment of its underground seed banks.
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence