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Flower of the hour

FLOWER-OF-THE-HOUR
Hibiscus trionum Mallow Family  Malvaceae
April- May Common Alien
Description: From 12 to 24 inches  tall, Leaves deeply 3 parted, coarsely toothed. Flower has deep purple eye in a pale yellow flower that opens for about an hour, usually around 10 am. Flower wilts quickly to form an inflated calyx that is bladder like or resembles chinese lanterns.

Location: Waste grounds and roadsides.
 
 
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