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|Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii(Mallow Family)|
Eureka! I found it! These beautiful red spiraling beauties are Malvaviscus Arboreus from the hibiscus family. You may be more familiar with other names: Bleeding Hearts, Scotchman's Purse, Ladies Teardrop, Marzapan, Mexican Apple, Turk's Turban, Turkcap, and Wax Mallow. (Drummond's Turkscap) Origin is Yucatán region of Mexico but they thrive in Southeastern United States, South America and Central America. This variety was named for Thomas Drummond(naturalist) born in Scotland ca. 1790 - 1835. Hummingbirds love them!
And, this variety is edible. :)
Resources: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
and Foraging Texas.
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