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Sida species [Malvaceae]

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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, waste areas and roadsides.
Plant: Ground-hugging, spreading perennial, stems branched from base and up to 20+ inches long.
Leaves: Ovate to oblong or lanceolate leaves with toothed edges and rounded tips, usually 1/4 to 3/4-inch and up to 1-3/8 inches long; petiolesabout as long as blade.
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 September.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and S. filicaulis in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native/Waif
Scientific Name Sida neomexicana USDA PLANTS Symbol SINE
Common Name New Mexico Fanpetals, New Mexico Sida ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 21743
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rocky soils on slopes, in canyons, and open areas; 4,000 to 6,000 ft.
Plant: Erect perennial with multiple stems up to 20 inches tall; herbage has minute, short, fine, star-shaped hairs.
Leaves: Narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 2-3/8 inches long and 1/8 to 1/3-inch wide, on short (~3/8-inch long) petioles; edges are serrate or dentate and often purplish; the lower surfaces are hairy.
Inflorescence: Yellow-orange to reddish flowers borne singly or in clusters near stem tips about an inch across; 10 to 12 styles; ribbed calyx about 1/4-inch long with triangular lobes.
Bloom Period: July to November.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Flora of North America and SEINet
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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