Sida acuta, packet of 20 seeds


Family:  Mallow (Malvaceae)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 11, otherwise grown as a 120 day annual

(Common Wireweed, Mahabal)  Perennial taprooted subshrub native to South America and introduced throughout tropical regions.  USDA lists this as a native plant in the American South and Hawaii, and the distribution is currently pantropical.  The plant grows from 1 to 5 feet in height and flowers yellow.  Wherever it grows, the plant is utilized in herbal medicine and considered potent and helpful.  The whole plant may be made into a tincture that contains alkaloids and flavonoids.  The seeds contain phytoecdysteroids.  The whole plant extract is considered emollient, analgesic, antimalarial, antivenin, and perhaps most importantly antibacterial to Staph, E-coli, Pseudomonas and Mycobacterium.  The plant is used in treating Lyme disease and Lyme co-infections.  The root is antifungal.   The plant accumulates heavy metals and can be used in bioremediation of polluted sites, but for medicinal use the plant should be grown only in clean, organic sites.  This plant does well in disturbed soils and is a weed of agricultural fields.  It will grow fine in standard garden soil in the sun.  Full germination of seeds requires 1 to 3 months of moist, warm conditions but my trials showed partial germination after only four days in warm, moist, shade.  The planting should be kept shaded until the seeds germinate.  Work up in pots and space 2 feet apart.

20 seeds per packet, open-pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s

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    Is it possible to ship these seeds to Poland?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Grzegorz,
      I’m sorry, no, Poland is in the EU and new regulations coming from the EU have made it impossible for us to ship seeds.

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