OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hibiscus coccineus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hibiscus coccineus

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow


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John B. Nelson    jbn_187695055_ccdba1699f

July        

In Malvaceae, stamens are united to form a long tube surrounding the ovary, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hibiscus coccineus, Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow

JK Marlow    jkm180807_3674

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Hibiscus coccineus, Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_070421atlanta06

July    Fulton County    GA

Old Fourth Ward Park

image of Hibiscus coccineus, Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow

Sharon Howell    slh_photo_11

July    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Hibiscus coccineus, Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow

Sharon Howell    slh_photo_12

July    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Hibiscus coccineus, Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow

Will Stuart    wil4826668459_ac93084246

July    Union County    NC

Petals separate from each other when the flower is fully open, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Hibiscus coccineus, Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow

Will Stuart    wil4827274404_8d1fda3084

July    Union County    NC

Leaves have 5-7 narrow palmate often cleft lobes, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Hibiscus coccineus, Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow

JK Marlow    jkm180919_4813

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hibiscus coccineus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hibiscus coccineus

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

683

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia, presumably introduced in the Carolinas?

Rare

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, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

 

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