Scientific Name: Pavonia lasiopetala
Common Names: Texas Swampmallow, Texas Rock Rose
A central Texas native that prefers shallow soil over limestone in dry woodlands of Central or West Texas. Leaves are heart shaped and coarsely toothed or wavy margins with dark green upper surface and lighter lower surface. Rose pink miniature hibiscus-like blooms open in the morning and close up by early afternoon in the heat.
Bloom Color(s): yellow, pink
Bloom Width: 1.5 in.
Plant Width: 3 ft.
Plant Height: to 4 ft.
Leaf Retention: deciduous
Bloom Period: April to November
Plant Family: Malvaceae
Growth Habit: Subshrub,Shrub
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