Anisodontea × hypomandarum. CAPE MALLOW. South Africa
MALVACEAE (Mallow family)

Shrub, a mass planting before 2000 was sheared to dense, 4-foot high hedge at north end of Bing Wing of Green Library, facing Lasuen Mall . It has showy inch-wide, long-blooming purple flowers, and small, 1 to 1-1/2 long, three-lobed leaves. This planting slowly died off and in May, 2009 only one plant remained.

A few other Cape mallows can be seen on the east side of Campus Drive West, between Searsville Rd. and Stock Farm, near the Cape fuchsia.

Illustrations: flower

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