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Plant Form Spreading to erect annual herb. Size Up to 70 cm tall. Stem Branched at base making several upright woody stems. Leaves Divided into 3 or sometimes 5 or 7 segments, 2-8 cm long, very variable in shape, on bristly stalks. Flowers Cream, yellow or pinkish with 5 petals. Reddish or purplish centre. Solitary in the leaf stalk joins, on bristly stalks. Fruit and Seeds Oval to spherical with bristles. Drying out with age and splitting to release numerous seeds. Habitat Croplands, wasteland, disturbed areas, old gardens. Distinguishing Features Generally shorter and less erect than other Hibiscuses (Hibiscus species).
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