|Scientific Name||Rhynchosida physocalyx (Sida physocalyx)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||RHPH2|
|Common Name||Bladderpod sida, Beaked sida||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||504774|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy, gravelly or rock soils in a variety of environments, including prairies, washes, thickets, forests, roadsides and disturbed areas.
Plant: Low-growing, spreading perennial with stems up to 16 inches or more long.
Leaves: Alternate, oblong-ovate, 3/4 to 2 inches long, on petioles 3/8 to 1-1/2 inches long; with rounded to somewhat pointed tips, surfaces coarsely hairy and crenate or serrate and ciliate margins.
Inflorescence: Solitary pale yellow to buff-colored flowers with 5 overlapping petals arising from leaf axils, cup-shaped or spreading to to 1-inch across and barely longer than calyx lobes; column of darker yellow stamens united together in Mallow fashion; pedicels 3/8 to 3/4-inch long.
Bloom Period: March to December.
Fruits: : Surrounded by inflated calyx, ~1/3-inch in diameter.
References: Sida physocalyx in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston; "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and SEINet.
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