Napaea dioica

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Napaea dioica
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Napaea
L.
Species: N. dioica
Binomial name
Napaea dioica
L.

Napaea is a monotypic genus of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae. The single species is Napaea dioica, which is a tall perennial herb, native from central and eastern USA. Plants are occasionally grown as an ornamental plant in wildflower gardens. A common name is glade mallow.[1]

Description[edit]

N. dioica grows 1.5–3 metres (5–10 ft) tall[1] with leaves up to 75 centimetres (30 in) in length. The plant has white flowers which bloom for 4–5 weeks[2] appearing in late June.[1] The blooms open in the morning and close at sundown.[2]

Distribution[edit]

The species is found in east-central Ohio, across central Indiana and the northern half of Illinois to southwestern Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa.[2] It prefers to grow in damp conditions and can be found in ditches or on stream banks.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gardner, Harold W. (2011). Tallgrass prairie restoration in the Midwestern and Eastern United States : A hands-on guide. New York: Springer. pp. 154–155. ISBN 978-1-4419-7426-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Iltis, Hugh H. (July 1963). "Napaea dioica (Malvaceae): Whence Came the Type?". American Midland Naturalist. 70 (1): 90. doi:10.2307/2422773. 

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