Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3518

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in marshes, swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hibiscus lasiocarpos   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. lasiocarpos

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Hibiscus lasiocarpus

 

COMMON NAME:
Western Rose-mallow