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Abelmoschus esculentus is often confused with:
Abelmoschus manihot
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Pisum sativum Mature fruit on plant
Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. sativus Whole plant

Okra Abelmoschus esculentus

Description

Flowers are edible with a mild and slightly sweet flavor, but add more color than flavor.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#vegetable
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#vegetable
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Abelmoschus
    Species:
    esculentus
    Family:
    Malvaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden