Sida ciliaris [Malvaceae]

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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. Click Here
Description Habitat: Sandy or clay soils in open areas along roadsides, in pastures and disturbed sites.
Plant: Spreading perennial with several to many hairy, branched stems about 1 ft. long.
Leaves: Alternate, petiolate stem leaves, narrowly-elliptic to almost round, 3/8 to 1-1/8 inches long; upper portion with serrate margins.
Inflorescence: Salmon-pink to red-orange flowers about 1-1/8 inches across, 5 petals; hairy, leaf-like bracts.
Bloom Period: April to December.
References: Flora of North America and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
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