Sleepy Morning

Waltheria indica

Waltheria indica, Malvaceae, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Among roadside vegetation near Wundanyi, Taita Hills, Kenya, Africa. May 2017.

SHRUB: Leafy herb or sub-shrub 1 to 2 meters tall.

FLOWERS: The small yellow flowers are set in closely packed spikes that are slightly coiled. They have five petals.

LEAVES: Stems and newer leaves are covered with velvety hairs. The leaves are deltoid in shape with loosely toothed margins.

RANGE: Native to the Americas, but now pantropical.


UNARMED: No thorns.

Malvaceae -- Mallow Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 15 Sept. 2017.