The center of the flower looks just like a hibiscus it is maroon with a white pistal.
you can see leaves and little brown seeds. the seed pods are just like that of a hibiscus
This is probably some kind of mallow, looks like the wild one's that grow around here in southwest GA..The ditches, roadsides and bogs are full of them..I'm not sure of the full name, but it is in the Hibiscus/Mallow family.
Hibiscus trionum? http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/cgi/gallery_query?q=Hibiscus+trionum
That's it poppysue. Boy you are good at this. thanks so much.
And larkie you are right too it does grow along the side of my dirt road. It is pretty though.
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