Southern Sida

Scientific Name - Sida acuta Burm. f.
Family - Malvaceae

Erect annual with may survive winter. Stems seldom-to much-branched, smooth to nearly so. Leaves alternate, broadly lanced-shaped, margins toothed from base to tip, green underneath. Flowers yellow, solitary from leaf bases. Fruit with two spines on top of each section. Reproduces by seed. Occurs in pinelands, hammocks, and disturbed areas. Found from South Carolina south throughout Florida and west into Mississippi. Also occurs in Central America and Africa.