Botanical name: Urena sinuata Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Synonyms: Urena lobata ssp. sinuata, Urena lobata var. sinuata
Burr Mallow is an erect subshrub to 1-2 m tall. Leaves are palmately deeply lobed, the sinuses (curves) are rounded. Leaves are downy grayish pubescent with star-shaped hairs, 4-8 cm long. Flowers are pinkish-violet, about 1 cm across, clustered. Fruit is velvety and covered with hooked bristles. The genus name Urena comes from its Malayalam local name Uren. This plant is closely related to Urena lobata, which has leaves with lobes pointed, and not rounded.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
The flower labeled Burr Mallow is ...