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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Malvaviscus drummondii   FAMILY Malvaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Malvaviscus drummondii

 

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


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image of Malvaviscus drummondii, Wax Mallow, Turk's-cap Mallow

Ron Lance    rwl2176_a

August        

Hibiscus-like flowers never fully open, petals overlap & form a loose tube, per www.wildflower.org.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Malvaviscus drummondii   FAMILY Malvaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Malvaviscus drummondii

 

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Shrub
Perennial

Native: Texas & northern Mexico

Rare or waif(s)

Habitat: Open areas, streambanks, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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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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