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Turk's Cap

Malvaviscus drummondi

Description:

This native wildflower is so-named because its petals stay furled, resembling a Turkish fez. Flowers are 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches. Fruit somewhat resembles an apple and appears late summer/early fall after the blossoms disappear. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.

Habitat:

Abundant in East, Central, and South Texas in woods, along streams, or in damp, shaded areas.

Notes:

Turk's cap grows extremely well in a large garden, in shade to partial sun. It does like to spread, so it needs lots of room.

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PineyWoodsGal
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PineyWoodsGal

New Waverly, Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 18, 2005
Submitted on Jan 11, 2014

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