Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Hibiscus trionum
Common name - Wildestokroos
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Habitat Often in damp places.
Flowering time Mainly September to February
Description An introduced species. Often straggly, bristly annual, up to 30cm. Leaves are lobed or deeply cut. The showy flowers are cream to yellow, 25-40mm across. The calyx has purple veins and becomes inflated as the fruit ripens.
Hibiscus - Latin name for "marsh-mallow", possibly from ibis, stork, which fed on some species of mallow.
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