Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1378

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Tropics
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, wet fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Orange-yellow
5 sepals united at base
5 petals united at base
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils, sometimes appearing as two due to short branch

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sida spinosa   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sida spinosa   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 122-05-001:
Sida spinosa   FAMILY Malvaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Prickly Mallow, Prickly Sida, False-mallow