Rose-of-Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow)
This tall introduced multi-stemmed shrub is commonly planted in
gardens, and occasionally is found in the wild. It's fruit pods,
which are often found in the winter, are distinctive. Also, the
buds often had two small "stipules" on either side of the bud, but they
are not always seen.
Lateral bud of Rose-of-Sharon
Another view of the lateral bud. Notice the two small "stipules" on each side of the bud.
This is typical of Rose-of-Sharon buds
The distinctive fruits of Rose-of-Sharon
A view of the bottom of the chambered fruit pods
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