|Scientific Name||Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MAARD|
|Common Name||Turk's Cap, Wax Mallow||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||531507|
|Family||Malvaceae (Mallow)||Flora of North America Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Shady, wooded areas; near streams.
Plant: Bushy, leafy perennial shrub 2 to 4 feet tall.
Leaves: Large heart-shaped leaves, 2 to 4 inches long with prominent veins; often with 3 to 5 lobes; toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Bright red blossom with tightly wrapped petals, about an inch tall with long, protruding stamen column.
Bloom Period: June to October.
Fruit: Red, smooth, apple-like fruit about 1 inch across and 1/2-inch tall.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Texas Wildflowers, A Field Guide" by C. and L. Loughmiller and Texas A&M.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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