Malvaviscus

Malvaviscus arboreus (Turk’s Cap)

Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus Alba (White Turk’s Cap) aka Turkcap, Mazapan, Turk’s turban, Wax mallow, Ladie’s teardrop and Scotchman’s purse,  is a species of flowering plant in the hibiscus family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. The plant has naturalized in tropical America but is less drought tolerant than…

Hibiscus moscheutos (Rose Mallow)

Hibiscus moscheutos (Rose Mallow)

Hibiscus moscheutos (Rose Mallow) Aka  Swamp rose-mallow, Crimson-eyed rose mallow,  Eastern rose mallow, Malvavisco,  or Amapola ‘Jumbo’. Macro, done with continuos lighting of softboxes. I will continue to use flash but mainly outdoors. I used two softboxes, one overhead the Hibiscus, the other one on the right. I also have an LED spotlight (shown here on the lower right)…

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Double Red’ ‘Double Peach'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Hibiscus Double Form)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Hibiscus Double Red) Aka Rosa de Amapola, Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, and Shoeblackplant, is a species of tropical hibiscus, a flowering plant in the Hibisceae tribe of the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis was named by Carl Linnaeus. The Latin term rosa-sinensis literally means “rose of China”, though it is…

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Another Hibiscus looking flower is Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) Aka Ladies’ Fingers, Bhindi, Bamia, Gumbo, Kingombó, and Guibombó, which is also a flowering plant in the mallow family. Yesterday I posted another flower in the same family, which also looked like Hibiscus, the Wild Cotton Plant. Many of the flowers in the family Malvaceae, have a long, solitary pistil which all bear…

The Wild Cotton Plant (Gossypium hirsutum)

Wild Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) Bloom Aka Upland cotton, Mexican cotton, and Algodón Nativo. Wild cotton is mainly a plant of the coastal strand and lower coastal plains. The species has a particular affinity for small islands. It also grows in disturbed places, particularly along roads and on river overflow areas, well inland. “Soil disturbance is usually necessary for…

Sea Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus)

Sea Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus) Aka Beach Hibiscus, Coastal Hibiscus, Hibisco Marítimo, Amapola Playera, Coastal Cottonwood, Amapola Amarilla, Green Cottonwood, Native Hibiscus, Native Rosella, Cottonwood Hibiscus, Kurrajong, Sea Rosemallow, Norfolk Hibiscus, Hau (Hawaiian), and Purau (Tahitian), is a species of flowering shrub and small tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Old World tropics. I don’t know if you remember the yellow Hibiscus-like flower called Thespesia populnea (The Milo Flower), which I blogged about almost a year ago.…

The Silk Floss Tree (Ceiba speciosa)

The Silk Floss Tree (Ceiba speciosa)  aka  ‘Monsa’ Floss Silk Tree, Silk Floss Tree, Palo de Borracho, “Kapok tree”, is a species of deciduous tree native to the tropical and subtropical forests of South America (Brazil,  Bolivia and Argentina), but it is cultivated in many tropical areas. It grows well in parts of southern California and places in Europe and Asia with tropical and Mediterranean…