Latin name: Sidalcea sparsifolia (C.L. Hitchc.) S.R. Hill
Pronunciation: si-DAL-see-a spar-si-FO-lee-a
Common name: Few-leaved checkerbloom
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow)
Habitat: Generally open, dry places in forest or scrub below 3000', grassy slopes and mesas near the coast
Blooming period: March to June
Name derivations: 1) Sidalcea 2) sparsifolia
Formerly Sidalcea malviflora ssp. sparsifolia