MALVAVISCUS ARBOREUS var MEXICANUS
Tall, variegated shrub, blooming in mid winter, Rio de Janeiro
Turk's cap [Malvaviscus arboreus] in full bloom
Seed pods that have started to shrivel, a pod broken open and a pod broken apart
JOSHUA'S NATIVE PLANTS, HOUSTON
Seed pod on our local Turks Cap. Fingers for scale.
A number of these have fruit at this time, while others are still blooming. They spread easily.
Mexican Turk's Cap.
Mexican Turk's Cap in Bali, Indonesia, October 1990
This is my neighbour's. Mine never survived, termites never allowed it to root.
Mexican Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus) growing in Maui where it is known as Aloalo pahupahu.
Mexican Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus) bloom
Mexican Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus) bloom capturing a large bead of water at the bottom. The water bead provides an image of the plant's leaves.
Turk's Cap, Venice, Florida, 2004