PlantsSida→Prickly Fanpetals (Sida spinosa)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6 to 24 inches
Fruit: Other: Circular pod with 5 segments, each containing a single reddish-brown 3-angled seed.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Pale yellow to pale orange.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sida sp. from Brazil by bonitin Nov 9, 2011 12:55 PM 4

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