Sida fallax

COMMON NAME

'Ilima papa

TYPE

Groundcover

FAMILY

Malvaceae

NOTES

An extremely variable plant that ranges in habit from a prostrate to an erect shrub. The 2 to 3 inch leaves are oval to almost round with a pointed end and toothed or jagged edges. The upper surfaces of the leaves are bright green and the lower surfaces generally are densely hairy giving the leaves a lighter color and a velvety appearance. Native Hawaiians used ╩╗ilima flowers to make lei. It is the official flower for the Island of Oahu.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Indigenous to Hawai'i

NATIVE HABITAT

Coastal areas

WEB SOURCES

ctahr.hawaii.edu

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Sida fallax