Plant ID forum: Anyone recognize this little one?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 27, 2016 3:33 PM CST
I found this growing in a shady area of my backyard beneath Oaks, Palms and Viburnum and I have no clue what it is. It may be a thug that gets composted or it may be something I want to keep so I'd like to know it's name. I pulled it up and potted it until I can get an ID. It's very windy out but hopefully someone will know the name from these pictures. About 14 inches in height, alternate leaves ...
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 27, 2016 3:38 PM CST
Could it be Turks Cap?
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jul 27, 2016 3:41 PM CST
That was my thought also,

http://today.agrilife.org/2011/05/25/turks-cap-named-new-tex...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 27, 2016 4:35 PM CST
Oooh, that would be nice! It's going to be a keeper to see what exactly it turns out to be! I have Mexican Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus 'Rosea')

The leaves on my unidentified plant look a lot like Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) which apparently is found in Fla. http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Genus.aspx?id=753

Would love it to be this one too!


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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jul 28, 2016 8:14 AM CST
Hi. I am not sure if it is Malvaviscus arboreus. The venation of the leaf look different...
Mmmm... let me check for awhile. Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2016 8:28 AM CST
Hard to tell but I've put my leaf photo side by side with Emma Grace's photo for comparison:
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jul 28, 2016 8:56 AM CST
It have seven main vein instead of five on Malvaviscus arboreus on the photo. And i think the secondary vein also much heavier.

I dont know if young plants of malvaviscus have leaf venation like that.

Or maybe it just variation of malvaviscus leaf ?

I have no idea for now Confused Hilarious!
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 28, 2016 3:09 PM CST
Seriously doubt that you have the pink version... red is far more likely.
to my understanding pink turks cap is a recent hybrid.

Definitely Malvaviscus...
I'm noticing buds... should have colour directly.
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jul 28, 2016 7:11 PM CST
Buds ? Thats nice. So we will see the color soon Smiling

I have 2 Malvaviscus variety on my front yard (big pendulous flower, not drumondii variety). One with variegate leaf and red flower. The other is pink flower. My dream is to get the white one Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2016 7:20 PM CST
@stone Is this what you think may be buds?
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 29, 2016 6:18 AM CST
plantladylin said:
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I think this one shows the bud better...
Next time avoid digging the plant until after getting an id.
I have a ton of plants that would not survive being dug in the heat of summer.
You lucked out with Malvaviscus, very tough native bush.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2016 8:16 AM CST
UPDATE: I'm still searching for the identity of this Malva type plant that I dug from a wooded area of the backyard in early July. I've been googling and searching but just can't seem to find a match. I spotted a bud cluster and a tiny bloom this morning, the little Hibiscus like bloom is penny size ... any ideas?
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 28, 2016 9:03 AM CST
Urena lobata?
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caesarweed_(Urena_lo...
https://www.google.be/search?q=Urena+lobata&espv=2&biw=1334&...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2016 9:23 AM CST
Myriam, Thank you!! I've never heard of Caesarweed (Urena lobata) but that's an exact match! Thumbs up
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 28, 2016 9:51 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 28, 2016 11:46 AM CST
plantladylin said:Myriam, Thank you!! I've never heard of Caesarweed (Urena lobata) but that's an exact match! Thumbs up


Myriam, you're amazing! Thumbs up Thumbs up I've been watching this thread. I knew what this was but didn't know what it was. LOL! Didn't know what it's NAME was. Lin, I grew up seeing this all my life in south FL. How could I describe those little burr like seeds that catch & stick to fabric & simply adore socks? Dog fur is not exempt either, nor is human hair! Especially long hair. It has been so frustrating not being able to even look for the name of it. We never even called it by a common name so I didn't have that to go by. I'm so glad you ID'd it Myraim!
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 28, 2016 12:46 PM CST
Glad to be of help! Smiling
Maybe it is interesting to know how I found it? (I didn't know the plant). It is a great help to know the plant family and the location.
So I googled using the keywords: Malvaceae Florida, and among all the family members Lin's lovely wildflower came up..
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2016 12:57 PM CST
I sure appreciate the help! I googled for Malva and Mallow of Florida and should have searched for the family Malvaceae because one of the first photos was of this plant. Green Grin! My Florida plant books and bird books are still packed away somewhere since we moved and I wonder if I'll find the plant listed in one of my books.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 28, 2016 7:54 PM CST
bonitin said:Glad to be of help! Smiling
Maybe it is interesting to know how I found it? (I didn't know the plant). It is a great help to know the plant family and the location.
So I googled using the keywords: Malvaceae Florida, and among all the family members Lin's lovely wildflower came up..


Good to know Myriam. My mind does not seem to be hitting all 8 cylinders lately so I was completely lost. A case of too many irons in the fire. Sighing!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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