Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 24 taxa.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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drawing of Malva sylvestris, High Mallow, Common Mallow, Cheeses need picture of leaf or frond of Malva sylvestris, High Mallow, Common Mallow, Cheeses need picture of flower of Malva sylvestris, High Mallow, Common Mallow, Cheeses need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Malva sylvestris, High Mallow, Common Mallow, Cheeses need picture of fruit of Malva sylvestris, High Mallow, Common Mallow, Cheeses
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Common Name: High Mallow, Common Mallow, Cheeses
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Malva sylvestris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malva sylvestris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Malva sylvestris 122-01-001

 

Look for it in pastures, roadsides, barnyards

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Common Mallow, Cheeses
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Malva neglecta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malva neglecta
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Malva neglecta 122-01-002

 

Look for it in pastures, roadsides, barnyards

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Marsh Mallow, Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Malva moschata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malva moschata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Malva moschata 122-01-003

 

Look for it in pastures, roadsides, barnyards

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Hollyhock
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Alcea rosea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alcea rosea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Althaea rosea 122-02-001

 

Look for it on roadsides, in dumps (frequently cultivated, less commonly escaped or persistent)

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Bristlemallow, Bristly-mallow, Carolina Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Modiola caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Modiola caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Modiola caroliniana 122-03-001

 

Look for it in lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas, pondshores

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont

Non-native (probably): South America (the original distribution unclear)

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Prickly Fanpetals, Prickly Sida, Prickly Mallow, False-mallow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sida spinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sida spinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sida spinosa 122-05-001

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, wet fields

Common

Non-native: Tropics

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Arrowleaf Sida, Diamondleaf Fanpetal, Cuban Jute
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Sida rhombifolia var. rhombifolia
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sida rhombifolia
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sida rhombifolia 122-05-003

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, gardens, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Non-native: Old World tropics?

 


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camera icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Sida, Elliott's Fanpetals
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Sida elliottii var. elliottii
INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sida elliottii
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sida elliottii 122-05-004

 

Look for it on stream banks, sandy openings, pineland pond margins, limestone glades and barrens, mesic hammocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Abutilon theophrasti
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Abutilon theophrasti
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Abutilon theophrastii 122-06-001

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Non-native: south Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Seashore Mallow, Seashore Marshmallow, Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Kosteletzkya pentacarpos
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Kosteletzkya virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Kosteletskya virginica 122-07-001

 

Look for it in brackish to freshwater tidal marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rose-of-Sharon, Althea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus syriacus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus syriacus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hibiscus syriacus 122-08-001

 

Look for it where it is escaped or persistent after cultivation, often spreading by rhizomes

Uncommon

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Rosemallow, Eastern Rosemallow, Wild Cotton
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus moscheutos
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus moscheutos
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hibiscus moscheutos + 122-08-002

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps, river sandbars

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Hibiscus lasiocarpos, Western Rosemallow need picture of leaf or frond of Hibiscus lasiocarpos, Western Rosemallow need picture of flower of Hibiscus lasiocarpos, Western Rosemallow need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Hibiscus lasiocarpos, Western Rosemallow need picture of fruit of Hibiscus lasiocarpos, Western Rosemallow
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Common Name: Western Rosemallow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus lasiocarpos
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus lasiocarpos

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Halberdleaf Rosemallow, Rose Hibiscus, Smooth Rosemallow, Showy Hibiscus
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus laevis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus laevis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hibiscus militaris 122-08-003

 

Look for it in freshwater marshes, exposed riverbanks, sandbars

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Savanna Hibiscus, Comfort-root, Pineland Hibiscus
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus aculeatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus aculeatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hibiscus aculeatus 122-08-004

 

Look for it in pine savannas, dry sandy or loamy soils of maritime forest edges

Common (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Flower-of-an-hour
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus trionum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus trionum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hibiscus trionum 122-08-005

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, railroad yards, disturbed areas

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus coccineus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus coccineus

 

Look for it in marshes, swamp forests, roadside swales, cultivated as an ornamental in yards

Rare

Native to Georgia, presumably introduced in the Carolinas?

 


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camera icon Common Name: Large-flowered Hibiscus, Swamp Rose Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus grandiflorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus grandiflorus

 

Look for it in tidal marshes, lakeshores, wet flatwoods & savannas

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wax Mallow, Turk's-cap Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Malvaviscus drummondii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare, as well as waif(s)

Native: Texas & northern Mexico

 


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camera icon Common Name: Okra, Gumbo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Abelmoschus esculentus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Abelmoschus esculentus

 

Look for it in gardens (rarely persistent or self-seeding the year following)

Common (in cultivation), rare (as an escape)

Non-native: Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wax Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus

 

Non-native

 


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Common Name: Turk’s-cap Mallow, Mazapan
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Malvaviscus penduliflorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malvaviscus penduliflorus

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Palmleaf Poppy-mallow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Callirhoe pedata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callirhoe pedata

 

Look for it in occasionally mowed roadside and adjacent powerline right-of-way, with other species of calcareous prairie habitats

Rare in GA

Native west of GA-NC-SC, plausibly native to GA or perhaps only adventive

 


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camera icon Common Name: Upland Cotton
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Gossypium hirsutum
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Gossypium hirsutum var. hirsutum

 

Look for it . It is a frequently cultivated crop, especially in sandy soils of the Coastal Plain

Rarely adventive or a waif

Non-native: Central & South America, the West Indies, south Florida

 


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