Photos from PoPville – Flowers After the Rain

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Photo by PoPville flickr user VTnardo

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Claire Uziel

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  • Anyone know what kind of flower is pictured in the last photo? I tried a reverse Google Image search, but no luck.

    • I’m not sure, but it looks somewhat like a wild flower I used to see in upstate New York known as a marsh mallow, which I believe might be in the hibiscus family.

      • This does appear to be a hibiscus, although I don’t believe it is a marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis), as this specimen doesn’t have downy leaves, has the wrong color of flower (dark streaked purple rather than pink), and is blooming in the wrong season (marsh mallow tends to bloom August to October). There are a ton of different cultivars of hibiscus, and I haven’t been able to find this specific one.

    • It’s malva – easy to grow in this area

    • It’s a mallow – we have one just like it. Specifically, ours is a “Mystic Merlin Mallow”

      It bloomed from the time we planted it in the summer until late November last year and came back this year. I love it! I think it only lasts a few years, but it is very happy in our yard.

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