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Sida ulmifolia




Synonym: Sida acuta

Florida native


A common plant of disturbed sites throughout the peninsula and in some north Florida and panhandle counties. The range includes the coastal states from Texas to South Carolina, plus Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The yellow-white flowers have five petals with the bases united, on pedicels less than 1 cm (~ 3/8") long.

Sida ulmifolia is a member of the Malvaceae - Mallow family.

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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