Aug. 2, 2018

comfortroot, Hibiscus aculeatus

OK, does anyone know why this is comfortroot? A couple of days of off-and-on research have produced no explanations. Some people solve the question by calling it pineland hibiscus. Either way, it is remarkable for the brightness of its red center. It just seems to glow. What self respecting bug could possibly resist. These four inch flowers grow in damp ground in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TX. Taylor Co FL, 7/8/18.