Sidalcea

noun Si·dal·cea \sīˈdalshēə, sə̇ˈ-\

Definition of Sidalcea

  1. :  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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