Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


913

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
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


PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus   FAMILY Malvaceae

(?) Hibiscus ...

SYNONYMOUS WITH Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus

 

COMMON NAME:
Wax Mallow


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image of Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus, Wax Mallow

Keith Bradley    kab_m_arboreus_76702

May    Miami-Dade County    FL

Gifford Arboretum

Leaves unlobed to shallowly lobed, usually longer than wide, bases rounded, per Flora of North America.

image of Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus, Wax Mallow

Keith Bradley    kab_m_arboreus_76708

May    Miami-Dade County    FL

Gifford Arboretum

image of Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus, Wax Mallow

Keith Bradley    kab_m_arboreus_76717

May    Miami-Dade County    FL

Gifford Arboretum

Petals auriculate. Stamens, styles and stigmas fully exserted, per Flora of North America.