Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. tuberosus

Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. tuberosus

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(Native Rosella)

FAMILY

Malvaceae

Species

Abelmoschus subsp. tuberosus

Common name

Native Rosella

Flower colour; life form

White, pink, herb trailing

Campus

Townsville

Description

This weakly trailing or sometimes partially erect plant is usually found amongst grasses often on hillsides,; the stems bear long prickly hairs. Leaves to 10 cm long with 3-5 lobes and margins may be shallowly serrated. Flowers ‘Hibiscus-like’, corolla white to red with darker red centres, petals free from one another. Fruit a capsule about 2.5 cm diameter, hairy.