CUBAN JUTE; INDIAN HEMP (Sida rhombifolia)

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

Can be aggressive with abundant seeds. Great nectar source, shown is Barred Yellow Butterfly (Eurema daira).

May be used in making cord and said to have some use in herbal medicines/teas. may contain Ephedrine.

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

Larval host: Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa), Checkered-Skippers (Pyrgus spp.),

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

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2741

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