Prickly Sida

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Cotyledons.  Key characteristics: covered with dense hairs, rounded to heart-shaped.

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Vegetative plants.  Key characteristics: leaves are alternate and the margins are serrated.

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Stem.  Key characteristics: fleshy stipules are located at the base of the petioles.

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Flower.  Key characteristics: produced in the leaf axils, are pale yellow and have 5 petals.


Seed.  Seed  have two spines on one terminal and rounded on the other.  Length, including spines, is approximately 4.0 mm.

Life cycle: summer annual.