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Wax Mallow

Malvaviscus arboreus Cav.

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Malvaviscus arboreus (Wax Mallow) is a species of tree in the family mallows. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to The Contiguous United States, Eastern North America, and South America. They have simple, broad leaves and berries. Flowers are visited by Black-chinned Hummingbird, Gulf Fritillary, Saucerottia beryllina, and American Bumblebee. Individuals can grow to 2.8 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of wax mallow. View this species on GBIF