Sida ciliaris

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Scientific Name Sida ciliaris USDA PLANTS Symbol
SICA
Common Name Bracted Fanpetals, Bracted Sida ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
21735
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) Flora of North America Ref.
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Description Habitat: Open areas along roadsides, in pastures and disturbed sites.
Plant: Spreading perennial with several hairy, branched stems about 1 ft. long.
Leaves: Alternate, petiolate stem leaves, narrowly elliptic, 3/8 to 1-1/8 inches long; upper portion with toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Salmon-pink to red-orange flowers about 1-1/8 inches across, 5 petals; hairy, leaf-like bracts.
References: Descr. adapted from Flora of North America and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Texas Status
Native

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