OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 24 taxa in the family Malvaceae, Mallow family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Common Name: High Mallow, Common Mallow, Cheeses

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Malva sylvestris   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malva sylvestris   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Malva sylvestris 122-01-001   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Pastures, roadsides, barnyards

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Common Mallow, Cheeses

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Malva neglecta   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malva neglecta   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Malva neglecta 122-01-002   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Pastures, roadsides, barnyards

Uncommon in Carolinas, 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: (4/24/22) Malva moschata   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malva moschata   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Malva moschata 122-01-003   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Pastures, roadsides, barnyards

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Hollyhock

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Alcea rosea   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alcea rosea   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Althaea rosea 122-02-001   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, 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: (4/24/22) Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Modiola caroliniana 122-03-001   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas, pondshores, edges of brackish marshes; probably adventive in our area from an original native range in South America

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare in Mountains) (uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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: (4/24/22) Sida spinosa   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sida spinosa   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sida spinosa 122-05-001   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, wet fields

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

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   FAMILY: Malvaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sida rhombifolia   FAMILY: Malvaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sida rhombifolia 122-05-003   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, gardens, disturbed areas

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   FAMILY: Malvaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sida elliottii   FAMILY: Malvaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sida elliottii 122-05-004   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Stream banks, sandy openings, pineland pond margins, limestone glades and barrens, mesic hammocks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Abutilon theophrasti   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Abutilon theophrasti   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Abutilon theophrastii 122-06-001   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Crop fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Mountains)

Non-native: south Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Seashore Mallow, Seashore Marshmallow, Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow, Fen-rose

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Kosteletzkya pentacarpos   FAMILY: Malvaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Kosteletzkya virginica   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Kosteletskya virginica 122-07-001   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Brackish to freshwater tidal marshes

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rose-of-Sharon, Althea

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hibiscus syriacus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus syriacus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hibiscus syriacus 122-08-001   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Escaped or persistent after cultivation, often spreading by rhizomes

Uncommon (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Rosemallow, Eastern Rosemallow, Wild Cotton

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hibiscus moscheutos   FAMILY: Malvaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus moscheutos   FAMILY: Malvaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. moscheutos 122-08-002   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, swamps, river sandbars

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Western Rosemallow

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hibiscus lasiocarpos   FAMILY: Malvaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus lasiocarpos   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, swamps

Native west and northwest of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Halberdleaf Rosemallow, Rose Hibiscus, Smooth Rosemallow, Showy Hibiscus

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hibiscus laevis   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus laevis   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hibiscus militaris 122-08-003   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) Hibiscus aculeatus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus aculeatus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hibiscus aculeatus 122-08-004   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Pine savannas, swamp forests, 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, Venice Mallow, Bladder Ketmia

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hibiscus trionum   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus trionum   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hibiscus trionum 122-08-005   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, railroad yards, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC Piedmont, rare or waifs elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: Europe or Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hibiscus coccineus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus coccineus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, swamp forests, roadside swales, cultivated as an ornamental in yards, in much of our area presumably introduced from farther south, but sometimes appearing native

Rare

Native to Georgia, presumably introduced in the Carolinas?

 


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camera icon Common Name: Large-flowered Hibiscus, Swamp Rose Mallow, Swamp Hibiscus

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hibiscus grandiflorus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus grandiflorus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Tidal marshes, swamps, lakeshores, wet pine flatwoods and savannas

Rare (historically in SC, but not recently seen)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wax Mallow, Turk's-cap Mallow

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Malvaviscus drummondii   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Open areas, streambanks, disturbed areas

Rare or waif(s)

Native: Texas & northern Mexico

 


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camera icon Common Name: Okra, Gumbo

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Abelmoschus esculentus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Abelmoschus esculentus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Frequently cultivated in gardens, rarely persistent or self-seeding the year following

Waif(s)

Non-native: Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wax Mallow

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Malvaviscus arboreus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, waif or weakly spreading from horticultural use

Non-native: New World tropics

 


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Common Name: Turk’s-cap Mallow, Mazapan

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Malvaviscus penduliflorus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malvaviscus penduliflorus   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Palmleaf Poppy-mallow

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Callirhoe pedata   FAMILY: Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callirhoe pedata   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Prairies, open woodlands, and (eastwards, in nw. GA) occasionally mowed roadside and adjacent powerline right-of-way, with other species of calcareous prairie habitats, one occurrence recorded to date

Rare

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

 


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camera icon Common Name: Upland Cotton, Short-staple Cotton

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Gossypium hirsutum   FAMILY: Malvaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Gossypium hirsutum var. hirsutum   FAMILY: Malvaceae

 

Habitat: Coastal hammocks, rockland hammock edges, coastal rock barrens (in FL peninsula), disturbed areas, a frequently cultivated crop, especially in sandy soils of the Coastal Plain, rarely adventive or a waif where grown

Rare

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

 


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