Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Common Name: OKRA, GUMBO
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Collected once in Michigan as spontaneous on a dump site west of Buchanan, Berrien Co. (R. Schulenberg in 1970, MOR). A native of tropical Africa, widely cultivated in warm climates for its young mucilaginous fruits, which are used as a vegetable. This genus probably should be included in Hibiscus; then called H. esculentus L.

Locations

Berrien County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1665.