Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2176

Shrub
Perennial

Native: Texas & northern Mexico
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Almost evergreen in the coastal South
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Red
5 sepals united at base or more than half their length
5-petaled tubular corolla
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
White->Red
Berry-like

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Malvaviscus drummondii   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Malvaviscus drummondii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Hibiscus drummondii

 

COMMON NAME:
Wax Mallow, Turk's-cap Mallow