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Turk's Cap

Malvaviscus drummondi


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.


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


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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New Waverly, Texas, USA

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

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