Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Sida neomexicana Gray
(New Mexico Sida, New Mexico Checker Mallow)

Family: Malvaceae

Status: Native


Sida neomexicana is a small spreading herb with pale yellow flowers. The leaves are about the same size as the petals and are creased in the middle. The leaves have a distinctive red fringe around the edge.
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Sida neomexicana, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Blackhawk Canyon, May 5, 2007

Sida neomexicana, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Bill Evans Road, May 21, 2007

Sida neomexicana, closeup of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Black Range, Kneeling Nun Viewpoint, August 6, 2010

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