Scientific Name: Malvaviscus arboreus
Common Names: Wax Mallow, Turk's Cap
A member of the hibiscus family native to the Southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Bright red blooms never fully open. The plant thrives in woodland areas preferring partial shade. The fruit is edible tasking somewhat like an apple.
Bloom Color(s): red
Bloom Width: 1.25 in.
Bloom Height: 3 in.
Plant Width: to 8 ft.
Plant Height: to 9 ft.
Bloom Period: May to November
Plant Family: Malvaceae
Growth Habit: Shrub,Subshrub
Sightings: Barton Creek Greenbelt
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