Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3885

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: tropical America
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

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

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Red
5-lobed campanulate or tubular calyx
5-petaled tubular corolla
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Usually red
Berry-like fleshy schizocarp

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Malvaviscus penduliflorus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Malvaviscus arboreus var. penduliflorus

(?) Hibiscus ...

 

COMMON NAME:
Turk’s-cap Mallow, Mazapan