Botanical name: Abelmoschus esculentus Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Synonyms: Abelmoschus bammia, Abelmoschus longifolius
A member of the hibiscus family, okra is an annual that gets 3-8' tall (depending on the cultivar) and bears yellow flowers that give rise to the familiar okra pods so common in India as a fried vegetable. Okra's attractive blossoms are ivory or yellow in color, funnel-shaped and resemble hibiscus flowers. The throat of the flower is maroon. The plant is a rather coarse annual with large lobed, slightly spiny leaves and a thick, semiwoody stem with few branches.
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