Sida rhombifolia

Sida rhombifolia

(Paddy’s Lucerne, Sida retusa)

FAMILY

Malvaceae

Species

Sida rhombifolia

Common name(s)

Paddy’s Lucerne, Sida retusa

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow. Herb to about 1 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Plants wiry, more or less glabrous. Leaves alternate, margins toothed, dull green, 3-veined at base. Flowers with 5 yellow to pale orange petals. Fruit to 6 mm diam., 9-12 mericarps each with 2 ribs on back and 2 awns.

Sida rhombifolia