|Scientific Name||Malvella sagittifolia (Sida leprosa var. sagittifolia)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MASA3|
|Common Name||Arrowleaf Mallow, Arrowleaf Scurfy Sida||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||21847|
|Description||Habitat: Clay, igneous or saline soils in flats, open and rocky areas.
Plant: Low, trailing perennial with scaley stems that are up to 18 inches long.
Leaves: Narrow triangular leaves 5/8 to 1-3/8 inches long, usually 3 to 5 times as long as wide with 2 to 4 hastate lobes near the bases; silvery scales on surfaces.
Inflorescence: Solitary, white, cup-shaped flowers up to 1-3/8 inches across with 5 petals arising from leaf axils; white stamens and style with 7 or 8 branches; normally white petals may be slightly yellow and become pinkish in age.
Bloom Period: Spring through fall.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, Flora of North America, SEINet and Sida leprosa var. sagittifolia in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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