|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants|
|Family:||Mallow (Malvaceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Limestone Sida (Sida spodochroma)|
|This Photo:||Flower Bud|
Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us
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.
To see our first flower we had to protect one of the larger plants from grazing by kangaroos; we placed a dead bush over it.
See our notes above under Corrugated Sida (Sida corrugata var corrugata) to see how we differentiate our local plants.
Asimakis Patitsas told us ‘spodo chroma’ meaning ‘ash coloured’ in Greek.
Similar Species: Corrugated Sida (Sida corrugata)