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Malvaviscus arboreus (wax mallow)


Wikipedia Abstract

Malvaviscus arboreus is a species of flowering plant in the hibiscus family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. The specific name, arboreus, refers to the tree-like appearance of a mature plant. It is now popular in cultivation and goes by many English names including Turkcap, Turk's turban, wax mallow, ladies teardrop and Scotchman's purse. Its flowers do not open fully and help attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Shrub
Fruit Color [3]  Red

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2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0