This has velvety leaves, those from the root much less deeply lobed than the others, and a slender, slightly hairy stalk, one to two feet tall, leaning to one side and bearing a loose raceme of rose-pink flowers, with petals about an inch long. Only one or two flowers are open at a time, but they are very pretty and conspicuous in open woods and along the edges of fields, around Santa Barbara, in May.

Oregon Mallow Sidalcea. Oregana. Rose Mallow   S Californica

Oregon Mallow-SidalceaOregana. Rose Mallow - S Californica. MALLOW FAMILY. Malvaceae.