Sida abutifolia

(Speading Fanpetals)


Sida abutifolia, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 1515


Sida abutifolia, Wildflower Center, Austin, Travis Co. 4018


Sida abutifolia, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 1519

Scientific Name Sida abutifolia (Sida filicaulis) USDA PLANTS Symbol SIAB
Common Name Spreading Fanpetals ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 505208
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy or caliche soils in open, grassy areas and roadsides.
Plant: Ground-hugging, spreading perennial, stems to 18 inches long.
Leaves: Ovate to oblong leaves with toothed edges, 1/4 to 3/4-inch long.
Inflorescence: Yellow-orange (sometimes whitish) flowers 1/4 to 1/2-inch across on pedicels 1/2 to 3/4-inch long rising from leaf axils.
Bloom Period: March to October.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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