Scientific Name: Sida acuta
Also Known As: Common fanpetals, Common Wireweed
Weed Family: Malvaceae
DescriptionErect summer annual that may survive winter. Stems seldom to much branched, smooth to nearly so. Leaves alternate, broadly lanced shped, margins toothed from base to tip, green underneath. Flowers yellow, solitary from leaf bases. Flowers in summer. Fruit with two spines on top of each section. Occurs in pinelands, hammocks, and turf as well as other disturbed areas. Propagates from seed.
Weed Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Lambert McCarty. Clemson University. Clemson, SC.