sidalcea noun

  1. any plant of the mostly perennial N American genus Sidalcea, related to and resembling mallow, esp S. malvaeflora, grown for its spikes of lilac, pink, or red flowers: family MalvaceaeAlso called: Greek mallow

Word Origin for sidalcea New Latin, from Greek sidē a plant name + alkea a kind of mallow Examples from the Web for sidalcea Historical Examples of sidalcea

  • There are quite a number of species of Sidalcea in California, but they are very difficult of determination for the non-botanist.

    The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits

    Mary Elizabeth Parsons

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