For some reason, I got it into my head that this was some non-woody stemmed variety of hibiscus, but now I am really not so sure.
Here's another photo, that will probably be of no help whatsoever, but if it is, then help a girl out with an ID, please. There's a rather leggy little assemblage of them behind the shed-that-will-one-day-be-a-greenhouse.
Alrighty, I'm off to the HOPE Farmer's Market to learn how to build a solar dehydrator. Whee!