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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History and Etymology for Sidalcea

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

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“Sidalcea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sidalcea. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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