Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos - Banner
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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: July and August
Distribution Map: Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Malvaceae

Flower, frontal view

Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos - Flower Frontal View "
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Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos - Upper Plant Upper Plant

 

Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos - Stem Stem and Leaf Petiole
Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos - Leaf BaseLeaf Base, adaxial
Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos - Leaf Base Abaxial Leaf Base, abaxial
Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos - Leaf Adaxial Leaf, adaxial
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Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos - Flower SepalCalyx Tube (and subtending bracts)
Dan Tenaglia refers to the green at the base of the flower as "Flowers subtended by ring of 10 erect attenuate bracts" (Missouri Plants) . He is talking about the very pointed worm-like growths emerging from the circular part at the very bottom of the flower. (My explanation and description here is bound to leave any true botanist with bad indigestion. That's what happens on the internet. You do not need to know anything about the facts to act like you do.)
Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos - Whole Plant Whole Plant
Flower, stamens
Hibiscus moscheutos Ssp. lasiocarpos _ Flower Close