Hibiscus trionum (Flower-Of-An-Hour)
Family:
Malvaceae (Mallow)
Noxious Weed!
     
Hibiscus trionum is a sprawling plant with deeply lobed leaves. Flowers are white or light yellow with a dark purple center. Blossoms open for a brief period, hence the common name Flower-Of-An-Hour. The papery globe-shaped seed pods with dark purple stripes are distinctive. Hibiscus trionum is a noxious weed in Colorado and is found in disturbed areas and along the edges of fields or roads.

Vegetation zone:  Plains
Time of bloom:  June - September
Origin:  Introduced   Noxious Weed
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers