Flowers approximately 0.5 inches in diameter; five salmon-orange petals with deep red-orange band at their base. Flowers open in sunlight; close when overcast. Leaves are simple but palmate, divided into six –seven lobes; arrangement, alternate. Plants grow ‘flush’ with the ground, resembling a groundcover.
Growing beside the road, mainly in areas that were mowed. This plant was growing out onto the pavement.
Member of the Hibiscus family, Malvaceae Also known as Bristly-mallow, Carolina Mallow
Lat: 33.75, Long: -83.55
Spotted on Apr 25, 2016
Submitted on Apr 26, 2016