Wax Mallow

Wax Mallow Plant Information


Wax Mallow grows in the following 10 states:

Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Texas

Malvaviscus arboreus is a species of flowering plant in the hibiscus family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Southeastern United States,Mexico, Central America, and South America. The specific name, arboreus, refers to the tree-like appearance of a mature plant. It is now popular in cultivation and goes by many English names including Turkcap, Turk's turban, wax mallow, ladies teardrop and Scotchman's purse. Its flowers do not open fully and help attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

An example occurrence of M. arboreus is within the coastal Petenes mangroves of the Yucatn region of Mexico, in which plant community it is a subdominant species.M. arboreus is the primary host plant for the caterpillars of the Turk's-cap White-Skipper (Heliopetes macaira).
Media related to Malvaviscus arboreus at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Malvaviscus arboreus at Wikispecies

More inforamtion about Wax Mallow.


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