Sida cordifolia L. - Llima
Family - Malvaceae
Flowering - February - October.
Habitat - Sandhills, hammocks, sandy open ground and waste ground.
Origin - Native to tropical America.
Other information - This weedy introduced species has so far only been reported in one coastal Alabama county. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its cordate leaves and densely hairy stems. The plant photographed above was a depauperate specimen. The species can get to over 1m tall and be quite stout.
Photographs taken near Bok Tower, Lake Wales, FL., 2-12-03.