: 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

Word History


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

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“Sidalcea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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