Prickly Sida

Sida spinosa

Photo of Prickly Sida
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Prickly Sida is a plant that five years ago wouldn't have gotten on this list but it has been increasing in popularity and is now a localized problem in some areas. A member of the mallow family, it has sharp spines on the stem.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences