Abelmoschus esculentus (Linnaeus) Moench. Okra, Gumbo. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Frequently cultivated in gardens, rarely persistent or self-seeding the year following. Dist: Native of Africa. Reported for AR (Serviss & Peck 2017).
Origin/Endemic status: Subsaharan Africa
Syn: = Bah, Fl4, FNA6, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, S, WH3; = Hibiscus esculentus L. – F; = n/a – C, RAB