flowering maple


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flowering maple:

see mallowmallow,
common name for members of the Malvaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs distributed over most of the world and especially abundant in the American tropics. Tropical species sometimes grow as small trees.
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Just the other day, out for a walk around the block, I noticed that floribunda and miniature roses were flowering, as well as several ornamental sage (salvia) species, ivy geraniums, yellow wallflowers (erysimum x allionii) and, most satisfying of all, flowering maples (abutilon).
TIP OF THE WEEK: Chinese lantern or flowering maple (abutilon) is one of the most misunderstood of all ornamental plants.
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Scales, recognizable by their army-helmet appearance, thrive mostly in the shade and attach themselves to plants such as flowering maple (abutilon) where air circulation is restricted.