Malvaviscus drummondii Torrey & A. Gray. Wax-mallow, Turk's-cap Mallow, Drummond Wax-mallow. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Open areas, streambanks, disturbed areas. Dist: Native west of the Mississippi, in LA, s. AR, e. and c. TX south into n. Mexico. First reported for NC and SC by Leonard (1971b). Although Turner & Mendenhall (1993) cite Leonard’s specimens as M. arboreus var. arboreus, they were correctly determined by Leonard as M. drummondii.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = Mex, S; = Hibiscus drummondii (Torr. & A.Gray) M.J.Young; = Malvaviscus arboreus Cav. var. drummondii (Torr. & A.Gray) Schery – Ar, Fl4, FNA6, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Tx, WH3, Turner & Mendenhall (1993); = n/a – RAB; < Malvaviscus arboreus Cav. – WI