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Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

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Abelmoschus Esculentus, or more commonly know as Okra, is a subshrub forb/herb of the genus Abelmoschus. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Abelmoschus Esculentus or Okra's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Abelmoschus
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Order: Malvales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) PR (I) VI (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: SWSS


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