Pavonia lasiopetala [Malvaceae]

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Scientific Name Pavonia lasiopetala USDA PLANTS Symbol PALA13
Common Name Rose Mallow, Rock Rose ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 21722
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Dry rocky soils of brushy areas and open woods.
Plant: Upright, low-growing semi-woody perennial 1 to 3 feet tall with single, branched stem.
Leaves: Alternate, ovate or ovate-cordate leaves on petioles; blades 1 to 2-1/2 inches long covered with short white hairs and coarsely-serrate to repand margins.
Inflorescence: Solitary rose-pink flowers arising from leaf axils 1 to 1-1/2 inches across; 5 wide-spreading petals; stamens united in a slender column; opening in the morning and gone by mid-afternoon.
Bloom Period: March to November.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Gayata Ajilvsgi.
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