Sidalcea

noun Si·dal·cea \ sīˈdalshēə , sə̇ˈ- \

Definition of Sidalcea

:a genus of often showy herbs (family Malvaceae) confined to western North America and having palmately cleft leaves, variously colored spicate or racemose flowers, and 5 to 9 spiculate schizocarps

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Origin and Etymology of sidalcea

New Latin, from Sida + Alcea, genus of mallows, from Latin alcea mallow, from Greek alkaia


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