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Pavonia mallow

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On the October 15th walk through Great Hills Park that brought you yesterday’s green-dominated picture of mosses and ferns, I also photographed this Pavonia lasiopetala, which is variously known as rock rose, rose pavonia, rose mallow, and pavonia mallow. Its flowers are typically 1–1.25 inches (25–32 mm) across.

In the United States this species is found only in Texas, and then only in a few of its counties, of which I’m glad that Travis (which includes Austin) is one.

Just as small palafoxia made its début a few days ago, rose pavonia makes its first appearance in these pages today.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 29, 2012 at 6:12 AM

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