Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia, presumably introduced in the Carolinas?
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in marshes, swamp forests, roadside swales, cultivated as an ornamental in yards, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
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:
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 coccineus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hibiscus coccineus   FAMILY Malvaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Scarlet Rose-mallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow