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sidalcea

noun
  1. 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

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