Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) are known in many English-speaking countries as lady's fingers or gumbo) is a flowering plant in the mallow family, related to cotton and hibiscus. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. It is cultivated for the pods, which are harvested in the immature stage and used in salads, soups and dishes. It is the national vegetable of Pakistan.
|Okra flower bud and immature seed pod|
|Worldwide okra production|
Hibiscus esculentus L.
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