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Malvaviscus arboreus

Common names

Turkcap, wax mallow

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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.

LinkFlower of Turkcap (Malvaviscus arboreus) on Wadi Al Sahl Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
Location on mapsWadi Al Sahl St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBlooming Turkcap (Malvaviscus arboreus) on Wadi Al Sahl Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
Location on mapsWadi Al Sahl Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkRed flower of Turkcap (Malvaviscus arboreus) taken from Wadi Al Sahl Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
Location on mapsAl Kharais Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower of Turkcap (Malvaviscus arboreus) planted in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, December 19, 2015
Location on mapsAl Shamal Rd, Al Ruwais, Qatar

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