/ (sɪˈdælsɪə) /
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any plant of the mostly perennial N American genus Sidalcea, related to and resembling mallow, esp S. malvaeflora, grown for its spikes of lilac, pink, or red flowers: family MalvaceaeAlso called: Greek mallow
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Word Origin for sidalcea
New Latin, from Greek sidē a plant name + alkea a kind of mallow
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There are quite a number of species of Sidalcea in California, but they are very difficult of determination for the non-botanist.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons