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A much closer look at pavonia mallow

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Pavonia Mallow Stamen Column 8192

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Here’s another look at one of the wildflowers you saw last time, Pavonia lasiopetala, which people call rose mallow, rose pavonia, and pavonia mallow. I had this close encounter of the photographic kind in Great Hills Park on October 20.

If you’d like to step back a bit and see a whole pavonia mallow flower, you’re welcome to visit a post from 2012.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 24, 2014 at 5:50 AM

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  1. Hmmmm…..reminds me of a nudibranch, not that I have ever had a close encounter with one.

    Steve Gingold

    October 24, 2014 at 6:54 AM

  2. Wonderful capture, lovely colours !


    October 24, 2014 at 7:19 AM

  3. Oh yes. Yes indeed. I like this one very much. A real beauty. D

    Pairodox Farm

    October 24, 2014 at 8:43 AM

  4. Steven, you must have some flower in your blood. You sure understand them. I sure like this one.


    October 24, 2014 at 8:23 PM

  5. Great capture and I just love the colours. 😍💕

    Raewyn's Photos

    October 25, 2014 at 3:25 AM

  6. The mallow looked mellow which made me think of marshmallow. I do not know if this pavonia mallow is edible but marsh mallow certainly was.


    October 25, 2014 at 5:58 AM

  7. Awesome~ you can sure see the mallow traits up close.


    November 8, 2014 at 4:04 PM

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