This plant is a trouble maker. It got me questioned by the police. I have had to explain over and over that I am not growing anything that someone might want to toke. Our Meme and her man called me wanting to know why I planted weed in their flower bed. I have had to tell several black sheep type family members not to try to smoke it. Finally, it bloomed and I have proof of the real purpose of this monster. Meet my Texas Star Hibiscus.
Here is a more well behaved cousin. I am happy to introduce our Southern Belle. Isn't she pretty?
This gentleman is a little worse for wear. Looks a bit tattered and torn. Presenting Lord Baltimore.