Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday's Mallows

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Gardening for Wildlife and Color


CREATING impact


The mallow family (Malvaceae) has many striking plants including hibiscus and Althea. Althea officinalis is known by the common name marsh mallow and the derivation for the name given to the confectionery treat, marshmallows. 

Texas Star Hibiscus

























The leaves of Texas Star Hibiscus are digitate and resemble cannabis leaves.




Althea

Globe-Mallow


Globe Mallow  (Spaeralcea)


okra

Okra  (Abelmoschus esculentus)













This year our okra has had a slow start but this heat and humidity loving plant should start taking off with temperatures in the nineties.




Japanese lantern  (Hibiscus schizopetalus) 




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