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Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus abelmoschus , Musk Mallow

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 Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus abelmoschus
Family: Malvaceae
Musk Mallow
Origin: South East Asia
large shrub 5-10 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular watermoderate waterred/crimson/vinous flowersyellow/orange flowersethnomedicalediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Valued as an ornamental plant, due to its colorful and attractive flowers. The leaves are alternate, rough, hairy, heart-shaped or 3-5 lobed with serrated margins. Flowers are Hibiscus-like.

Cultivated for aromatic oil from seeds. Young leaves, shoots, and unripe seedpods are cooked as a vegetable.


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 Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus abelmoschus , Musk Mallow

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Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus abelmoschus , Musk Mallow

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Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus abelmoschus , Musk Mallow

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Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus abelmoschus , Musk Mallow

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