Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


686

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

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
Flowers in upper leaf axils

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 moscheutos   FAMILY Malvaceae

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

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 122-08-002:
Hibiscus moscheutos +   FAMILY Malvaceae

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

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Hibiscus palustris

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Rose-mallow, Swamp Rose-mallow, Wild Cotton