Freedom Lives

August 04, 2004

Texas Star Hibiscus

A few days ago I read about the man who got busted for growing marijuana who claimed that he thought is was Texas Star Hibiscus.
I thought at the time that since I had posted a picture of our Texas star last year I might get a traffic blip and sure enough today I did.
The picture I posted last year was of the flower which is marvelous and nothing like any pot plant I ever heard about.

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This is the second year this has been growing in our yard and I am quite happy with it. Last year there was one long stem that was about 5 feet high. This year there were two, the smallest being over 6 feet and the other being almost nine feet tall:

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Of course the crux of the matter is if the leaves look similar enough to pot that someone could not distinguish it from pot. At a quick look I would say that it could be possible but I will let you be the judge for yourself.

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It is a great plant by the way.