Limestone Sida
Flower, above
Ellura
Small Riceflower
Whole
 
    
Limestone Sida (Sida spodochroma)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Malvales
Family: Mallow (Malvaceae)
Species: Limestone Sida (Sida spodochroma)
This Photo:     Flower, profile
Other name: Side corrugata

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
A very small pale / grey green plant; almost white in bright sunlight.
It gets eaten, by summer, and then re-sprouts in winter.
There is a question mark whether it's a synonym with S. corrugata.
We finally saw it flower. Just had to wait and let nature takes it course. Most likely a combination of weather and reduced grazing allowed it to flourish. We have seen many more new plants since; implying the flowers seeded and germinated.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Mar-2014
This species is classed as VU (Vulnerable) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)