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Prickly Fanpetals (Sida spinosa L.)

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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Introduced or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This is a weedy species that is largely spreading on its own in North America, taking advantage of anthropogenic habitats including roadsides and pastureland, but also sometimes colonizing natural areas. We marked the population in California's central valley introduced because it is isolated from the rest of this species' range.