Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii [Malvaceae]

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Scientific Name Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii USDA PLANTS Symbol MAARD
Common Name Turk's Cap, Wax Mallow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 531507
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Shady, wooded areas; near streams.
Plant: Bushy, leafy perennial shrub 2 to 4 feet tall.
Leaves: Large heart-shaped leaves, 2 to 4 inches long with prominent veins; often with 3 to 5 lobes; toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Bright red blossom with tightly wrapped petals, about an inch tall with long, protruding stamen column.
Bloom Period: June to October.
Fruit: Red, smooth, apple-like fruit about 1 inch across and 1/2-inch tall.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Texas Wildflowers, A Field Guide" by C. and L. Loughmiller and Texas A&M.
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