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Hibiscus trionum L.

Synonyms

Hibiscus africanus, Hibiscus dissectus, Hibiscus hispidus, Hibiscus vesicarius, Ketmia trionum, Trionum annuum

Common names

Bladder hibiscus,bladder ketmia,bladder weed,flower-of-the-hour,puarangi,shoofly,venice mallow

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Hibiscus trionum, commonly called flower-of-an-hour, bladder hibiscus, bladder ketmia, bladder weed, flower-of-the-hour, modesty, puarangi, shoofly, and venice mallow, is an annual plant native to the Levant. It has spread throughout southern Europe both as a weed and cultivated as a garden plant. It has been introduced to the United States as an ornamental where it has become naturalized as a weed of cropland and vacant land, particularly on disturbed ground.[+]

LinkBalloon like fruits of bladder ketmia (Hibiscus trionum) found in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014
Location on mapsMeshrif Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkFluffy stuff inside balloon like fruits of bladder weed (Hibiscus trionum) found in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.