Juvenile Malvaceae from Julie in South Carolina

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Started from a seed I had gathered last summer. I thought it was a swamp hibiscus seed, but as it started growing the leaves were quite different. Now I am thinking that it might be a maple or some type of grape.

Hi Julie,

I am not certain what it is, but it does seem to be in the same family as Hibiscus, the Malvaceae.  To me it resembles some of the ornamental Abutilons.  Please resubmit this when it flowers and I’ll try to identify it.


Steve Hill, Ph.D. Botanist, SCNPS


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