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Gary350
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What are these flowers?

They return every year because they reseed themself. They make lots of seeds I have 2 quart jars full of seeds. The flowers are loaded with bees.

[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h292/mikeweaver/005.jpg[/img]

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The leaves reminded me of this one and I thought the article I originally saw these in said it had hibiscus-like flowers. Can't find the article now, but it was about hibiscus- like flowers on cotton and okra, and I think this plant:
https://www.logees.com/Variegated-Tapioca-Manihot-esculenta/productinfo/R2277-2/

But when I looked for regular/non variegated tapioca/cassava plants in bloom, the leaves seem to match, but the flowers didn't look anything like yours, so I tried the scientific name and came across this. The flowers look the same, but the leaves don't match?
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Abelmoschus_manihot_Flower_3000px.jpg

What do you think?

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I think it's Abelmoschus manihot, so you're dead-on, Apple.

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applestar wrote:But when I looked for regular/non variegated tapioca/cassava plants in bloom, the leaves seem to match, but the flowers didn't look anything like yours, so I tried the scientific name and came across this. The flowers look the same, but the leaves don't match?
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Abelmoschus_manihot_Flower_3000px.jpg

What do you think?
I think that is it. Leaves match, flowers match too.

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