CUBAN JUTE; INDIAN HEMP (Sida rhombifolia)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: CUBAN JUTE; INDIAN HEMP (Sida rhombifolia)

larval host: Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa), Checkered-Skippers (Pyrgus spp.), (source: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw057)

 

Learn: http://regionalconservation.org/ircs/database/plants/PlantPage.asp?TXCODE=Sidarhom

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://naeb.brit.org/uses/search/?string=sida

buds:

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