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‘Ilima  - Sida fallax  -MALVACEAE

(Indigenous in Hawaii, other Pacific islands)

Sida
                                  fallax

LIFE FORM:  Shrub or sprawling ground crawler.

ELEVATION RANGE: Sea level to 3,500 feet.

ENVIRONMENT:   Open sun, dry and rocky or sandy environments.

Why grow this?


‘Ilima is the flower of the island of O‘ahu.  Plants produce small, pale orange hibiscus-like flowers most of the year.   Very special, prized lei are made from the flowers of this plant.   This hearty plant is drought tolerant.  

 

 Sida fallax


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