What do okra, chocolate, hibiscus, and cotton all have in common?
Give up? These are all in the same botanical family: the Malvaceae family.
Okra is one of the easiest and most heat tolerant vegetable crops you can grow in the south. It's a staple of the home garden. When other vegetables start to peter out in the heat of summer, that's the time okra will stand tall in the garden.