Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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MALVACEAE

Waltheria indica Linnaeus. Sleepy Morning, Basora Prieta, Uhaloa. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Pine rocklands, marl prairies, coastal grasslands, coastal rock barrens, rocky or sandy open areas (TX), disturbed uplands. Dist: FL peninsula; West Indies; S. and se. TX and s. AZ south through Mexico and Central America to South America; extensive in the Paleotropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Bah, FNA6, K1, K3, K4, Tx; > Waltheria americana – S; < Waltheria indica – Fl4, WH3, WI

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