Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Sida abutifolia Miller
(Spreading Mallow, Spreading Fan Petal)
Sida diffusa Humboldt, Bonpland & Kunth
Sida filicaulis Torrey & Gray
Sida procumbens Swartz
Sida abutifolia is a spreading herb with light green leaves creased in the center. The edges of the
leaves are wavy. The small flowers are a pale pink with yellow stamens. The stems have spreading hairs and the growth habit is prostrate. Sida abutifolia is a lower to middle elevation plant where the ground is dry.
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Sida abutifolia, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Road, Sept. 7, 2007
Sida abutifolia, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Bill Evans Road, May 21, 2005
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