Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Okra - Abelmoschus esculentus   (L.) MoenchOnly member of Abelmoschus in NC.
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Author(L.) Moench
DistributionThere are only 2 specimens at SERNEC and both are from gardens. Thus, we suggest deleting Okra from the NC flora. Widely grown in NC, but apparently not escaping.

Native of Africa; in N.A. VA to FL and LA.
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Taxonomic CommentsA synonym is Hibiscus esculentus.

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