Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Wax Mallow, Turk's-cap Mallow
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Hibiscus-like flowers never fully open, petals overlap & form a loose tube, per www.wildflower.org.
Native: Texas & northern Mexico
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Rare, as well as waif(s)
Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Almost evergreen in the coastal South
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
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!