Pavonia lasiopetala, Rock Rose
Scientific Name: Pavonia lasiopetala
Common Name: Rock Rose
Also Called: Pavonia, Rock Rose, Rose Mallow, Rose Pavonia, Texas Swampmallow
Family: Malvaceae, Globe Mallow Family
Synonyms: (Pavonia wrightii)
Size: Up to 4 feet more or less.
Growth Form: Shrub, subshrub; plants woody at base, herbaceous stems.
Leaves: Green; alternate; long petioles, leaves up to 2 inches, usually less; leaves velvety; shape is ovate and scalloped; leaves 3-lobed; leaves lighter green on lower surface.
Flower Color: Rose with white pistil and yellow stamens; handsome showy flowers; flowers bisexual; fruit is a 5-lobed capsule.
Flowering Season: April to November.
Elevation: 500 to 4,500 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Dry, rocky areas, slopes and woody areas in shallow limestone soil.
Recorded Range: Pavonia lasiopetala is rare in the United States with populations limited the Edwards Plateau through the Rio Grande Plains in Texas. It is also native to Mexico.
North America & US County Distribution Map for Pavonia lasiopetala.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
In the Southwestern United States there is 1 species of Pavonia in Texas. All data is approximate and subject to taxonomic changes.
Comments: Pavonia lasiopetala is limited in distribution in the United States to parts of central Texas.
Thanks to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Plants Database for the information above.