Malvaceae (mallow family) Grewia

Grewia occidentalis lavender starflower

South Africa

Shrub, sprawling, 6 to 10 feet tall and almost as wide, with dark green, oblong, finely-toothes 3-inch long leaves. Coomon name for its 1-inch wide, lavender pink, star-shapped flowers, with yellow centers, blooming late spring and sporadically into fall. Only known campus location at Hanna House has been lost.

Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No.11, page 6.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2005. Family updated from Tiliaceae to Malvaceae Aug 2019 (SP).