Malvavicus arboreus

COMMON NAME

Sleeping Hibiscus or Turks Cap

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Malvaceae

NOTES

It is a rangy, handsome shrub, reaching eight to ten feet, with flowers borne in the axils of its soft velvety leaves. The scarlet petals are tightly wrapped around a central column comprised of the pistil and stamens. This column protrudes beyond the petals which remain closed, giving way to the common name, "sleeping hibiscus"

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Native to the subtropical areas of southern Texas and Florida, as well as the cloud forests of Mexico and Colombia

NATIVE HABITAT

Often found in cloud forest habitats

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

sfbotanicalgarden.org



Malvavicus arboreus