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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hibiscus grandiflorus   FAMILY Malvaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hibiscus grandiflorus   FAMILY Malvaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-flowered Hibiscus, Swamp Rose Mallow


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image of Hibiscus grandiflorus, Large-flowered Hibiscus, Swamp Rose Mallow

Keith Bradley    kab_h_grandiflorus_75101

June    Palm Beach County    FL

Lake Okeechobee

image of Hibiscus grandiflorus, Large-flowered Hibiscus, Swamp Rose Mallow

Keith Bradley    kab_h_grandiflorus_75112

June    Palm Beach County    FL

Lake Okeechobee

As the species name says, this species has large (10" across) flowers, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Hibiscus grandiflorus, Large-flowered Hibiscus, Swamp Rose Mallow

Keith Bradley    kab_h_grandiflorus_75119

June    Palm Beach County    FL

Lake Okeechobee

Staminal column >2/3 long as the petals. Style branches elongate, spreading, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Hibiscus grandiflorus, Large-flowered Hibiscus, Swamp Rose Mallow

Keith Bradley    kab_h_grandiflorus_75130

June    Palm Beach County    FL

Lake Okeechobee

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hibiscus grandiflorus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hibiscus grandiflorus   FAMILY Malvaceae

 

Find by scientific name:

2893

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Habitat: Tidal marshes, swamps, lakeshores, wet pine flatwoods and savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink (with red or purple center)
5 sepals united at base or more than half their length
5 petals
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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