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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hibiscus grandiflorus   FAMILY Malvaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hibiscus grandiflorus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hibiscus grandiflorus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hibiscus grandiflorus

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-flowered Hibiscus, Swamp Rose Mallow, Swamp Hibiscus


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

Keith Bradley    kab_h_grandiflorus_75101

June    Palm Beach County    FL

Lake Okeechobee

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

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, Swamp Hibiscus

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, Swamp Hibiscus

Keith Bradley    kab_h_grandiflorus_75130

June    Palm Beach County    FL

Lake Okeechobee

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Hibiscus grandiflorus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hibiscus grandiflorus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hibiscus grandiflorus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Hibiscus grandiflorus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2893

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Rare (historically in SC, but not recently seen)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
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:
Summer/Fall?
Capsule

 

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