Does this leaf look familiar? What is this plant?

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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    It's growing in my turtle bog, so it's something I planted there in the fall, but I'm not finding a label for it anywhere.

    Cardinal flower, maybe? There are 2 or 3 of them, and that sounds about right for the # of cardinal's I had. For a size reference, that's a section of 1-1/2" PVC pipe underneath.

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    Doesn't look like Lobelia!
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    Is it possible that a tree seed fell in and began growing?
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    Doubt it because it appears to be growing from a stem than I remember planting in the fall.
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    @addy1 Thanks! I've apparently registered there before, but forgot my password -- go figure. Awaiting the email re-set.
     
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    Could it be some kind of Flowering Maple (Abutilon)
     
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    No idea but it is nice looking. Meyer that plant is very nice
     
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    I think it is going to be a hibiscus coccineous, or "marsh hibiscus," "swamp mallow," and there were several other names. I want to say I've seen it sold as a "water hibiscus." And that's something I have purchased in the past.

    Every description I've seen/read so far describes the leaves as being lobed, somewhat jagged, and looking similar to a maple leaf or a Marijuana leaf. At least, I don't think it's MJ......

    Thanks for everyone's help! I'll try to remember to post an update once the plant grows a little more.
     
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    Here is that hibiscus grown up and flowering,

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