Friday, July 22, 2016

Mallow at Lakeside



6 comments:

  1. Great one!!!
    Please help me out here and tell me what plant I am looking at.
    Thanks for joining up.

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    1. It is called Mallow; either Swamp Rose or Rose Mallow and is similar in appearance to a hibiscus and I believe is in that family.
      This one is one of many wildflowers that grow along the shore of our local lake.

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    2. You are lucky to have such pretty flowers growing wild near you.
      Know what? Seeing that you are so adventurous in your photography, and have such interesting new ideas, why don't you start a link-up for thoseand then you don't have to limit yourself to the conventional mosaic format. I'm sure enough people would want to contribute. Me too. I love to experiment, but for my floral-mosaics page I want to keep it within bounds.

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  2. Your photo is great!
    Is this maybe relative to Lavatera thuringiaca? It is does not grow wild here in Finland, it is a garden cultivar...

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    1. The RG (retired gardener) just tells me the common names- :) so I looked it up.
      Hibiscus moscheutos (rose mallow, swamp rose-mallow,[2] crimsoneyed rosemallow,[3] eastern rosemallow[1]) is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae. It is a cold-hardy perennial wetland plant that can grow in large colonies. The hirsute leaves are of variable morphology, but are commonly deltoidal in shape with up to three lobes. It is found in wetlands and along the riverine systems of the southeastern United States from Texas to the Atlantic states, its territory extending northward to southern Ontario.

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