Turk's cap or Turkscap, Drummond's turkscap, Wax mallow, Drummond wax-mallow, Red mallow, Texas mallow, Mexican apple, Manzanilla, Sleeping hibiscus, Bleeding hearts Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol:MAARD USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
Turk's Cap, Drummond's Wax-Mallow
Location: 10 m E. of Oakwell Farms Pky & S of the East-West Path--Oakwell Farms.
Habitat: Dense shade. Above average moisture. Deep alkaline, alluvial soil.
Description: Shrub to 3 m tall spreading through extended roots. Leaves alternate, rounded cordate, as long as broad (to 9cm), 3-lobed, dentate. Petioles to 4+ cm. Corolla vermillion, not fully opening. Staminate column exserted with numberous anthers at apex. Fruit not present.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jul 15, 1987
Specimen number: 267