Sidalcea neomexicana A. Gray  
Family: Malvaceae
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Plant: perennial herb; to 1 m tall, with scattered pubescence Leaves: long-petiolate below to short-petiolate above, orbicular in outline, crenate below to palmately dissected above INFLORESCENCE: a leafless raceme Flowers: calyx 7-8 mm long, coarsely hirsute; petals rose-pink (rarely white), 1.5-2 cm long; staminal column ca. 5 mm long, hispid Fruit: FRUITS oblate schizocarps, glabrous or nearly so; mericarps 5-9, smooth to finely reticulate; SEEDS solitary Misc: In wet mountain meadows and along waterways; 1500-2900 m (5000-9500 ft); Jun-Sep REFERENCES: Fryxell, Paul A. 1994. Malvaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27(2), 222-236.
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