John Suavecito wrote:These are great plants. I'm not sure which one I'm growing, but it is tasty, abundant and attracts pollinators. Beautiful too. I love them. A regular part of my diet.
I had never heard of these for the first 12 years of my gardening passion. I'm glad someone showed me.
s. lowe wrote:Super interesting, I have a native that grows in our yard that we eat that I was told was called "checker bloom" and that appears to be a mallow. But its not that plant, and a quick google search for "checker bloom" or " California checker bloom" doesn't turn up anything that looks like my plant. My interest is sparked, but based on your description, Darren, it sounds like the same plant family as it has the same general growth habits and uses, just different shaped leaves (not heavily lobed) and much less flashy flowers.