Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3785

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Look for it on stream banks, sandy openings, pineland pond margins, limestone glades and barrens, mesic hammocks, 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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sida elliottii var. elliottii   FAMILY Malvaceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sida elliottii   FAMILY Malvaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 122-05-004:
Sida elliottii   FAMILY Malvaceae

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Sida inflexa

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Sida