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Elliott's fanpetals
Sida elliottii
Malvaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and rock gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 6-12 inches in height. Spreading and forming small, open patches about as broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to slow.
Range:
Eastern and central United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key, where last collected in 1952.
Habitats:
Pinelands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Red to yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley