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Is this in hibiscus family(

Posted by cathys1951 z8 GA (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 20, 06 at 8:50

I was told this was North Carolina Hibiscus. Doesn't look like any others that I have
IMG]http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/cathysgarden/Clerodendrumbungii.jpg[/IMG]


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RE: Is this in hibiscus family(

Interesting...the leaves look like hibiscus but the flowers look like lilacs. I'd be interested to see if anyone else knows what it is.


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RE: Is this in hibiscus family(

That looks almost like Pentas lanceolata - at least the flower does.


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RE: Is this in hibiscus family?

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 26, 06 at 1:43

Hmmm. Haven't heard of North Carolina Hibiscus, nor can I easily locate a plant with that common name.

Not pentas -- wrong leaves.

Beyond that, the photo is labeled Clerodendrum bungii -- that's in the family Verbenaceae. So, definitely not a hibiscus because it's in the family Malvaceae.

Here is a link that might be useful: Your picture


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RE: Is this in hibiscus family(

Nope. Its Clerodendron bungii or Cashmere Flower or sometimes called Glory Bower (the same name given to most of the clerodendrons). Not the most winter hardy variety of Clerodendron so I'm not sure why someone would call it anything Carolina - more like a Florida plant.


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