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):
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos   FAMILY Malvaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kosteletzkya virginica   FAMILY Malvaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos

INCLUDED WITHIN Innovations in Hibiscus & Kosteletzkya (Malvaceae, Hibisceae) (Blanchard, 2008)
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 122-07-001:
Kosteletskya virginica   FAMILY Malvaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kosteletzkya althaeifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kosteletzkya virginica

(?) -
Hibiscus pentacarpos

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Seashore Mallow, Seashore Marshmallow, Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow, Fen-rose


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image of Kosteletzkya pentacarpos, Southern Seashore Mallow, Seashore Marshmallow, Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow, Fen-rose

Alistair Glen    gwn_kosteletskyavirgi_cu

August    Pender County    NC

Showy hibiscus-like flowers are immediately recognizable as Mallow family, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Kosteletzkya pentacarpos, Southern Seashore Mallow, Seashore Marshmallow, Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow, Fen-rose

Keith Bradley    kab_k_pentacarpos_4003

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Kosteletzkya pentacarpos, Southern Seashore Mallow, Seashore Marshmallow, Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow, Fen-rose

Dan Whitten    sdw_kosteletzkya

September    Westmoreland County    VA

Lvs triangular-lanceolate to triangular-ovate, base usually sagittately lobed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kosteletzkya virginica   FAMILY Malvaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos

INCLUDED WITHIN Innovations in Hibiscus & Kosteletzkya (Malvaceae, Hibisceae) (Blanchard, 2008)
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 122-07-001:
Kosteletskya virginica   FAMILY Malvaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kosteletzkya althaeifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kosteletzkya virginica

(?) -
Hibiscus pentacarpos

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

783

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain

Habitat: Brackish to freshwater tidal marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/Lavender/White
5 sepals united at base
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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