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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Malvaviscus arboreus - Turk's Cap Hibiscus


Malvaviscus arboreus 
Scientific name: Malvaviscus arboreus

Common names: Turk's Cap, Turk's Turban, Wax Mallow,
Ladies Teardrop, Scotchman's Purse, Sleeping Hibiscus

Malay name: Bunga Raya Kuncup

Family: Malvaceae (Hibiscus family)
Origin: Mexico
Category: Free-flowering shrub
Photo Taken at: My home garden


Notes:
  • The shrub grows to abot 2 m tall.
  • The flowers are always half-opened and upright
  • arboreus, refers to the tree-like appearance of a mature plant.
  • Loves the full sun
  • Propagation is by cuttings
This is my entry for Ruby Tuesday, thanks to Work of the Poet, the link is here.

3 comments:

  1. What a perky little flower--and I'm so glad to see that it originated in Mexico, one of my favorite countries!

    THE SEEKER OF RUBY AND RED

    The seeker of ruby and red
    Will not let green go to her head;
    Instead she will seek
    Her senses to pique
    With cherry and crimson instead.


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Fountain and Red Building

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  2. Oh oh the rain make this hibiscus deformed. ^_^

    The cross

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  3. Gorgeous!

    My Ruby Post, hope you can find time to drop by. Thank you!

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Yay! You like flowers too.

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