Hibicus tronium

Common Name: 
Venice mallow, flower-of-an-hour
Scientific Name: 
Hibicus tronium L.
Family Name: 
Malvaceae - Mallow Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced annual, reproducing by seeds
upright, hairy, branching
Stems of Venice Mallow
alternate, divided into lobes (usually 3, up to 6), toothed margins, hairs below
Leaves of Venice Mallow
5-petaled, pale yellow to white, short-lived, petals with purple base, inflated bladder-like calyx with dark green veins; axillary
Flowers of Venice Mallow