island mallow Malvaceae Lavatera assurgentiflora Kellogg Listen to the Latin symbol: LAAS Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Opposite, simple, evergreen, orbicular in shape, to 6 inches long, 5-7-lobed, coarsely toothed; green above and paler below.
Flower: Very showy, bright pink to violet with five rectangular dark-veined petals.
Fruit: A 6-8 parted disc-shaped capsule borne on a long stalk.
Twig: Stout and gray-green with dome-shaped buds.
Bark: Smooth and gray-brown.
Form: A sprawling multi-stem shrub to 12 feet tall.
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Additional Range Information:
Lavatera assurgentiflora is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting island mallow.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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