Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in brackish to freshwater tidal marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Variable

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos   FAMILY Malvaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kosteletzkya virginica   FAMILY Malvaceae

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

LESS THAN Innovations in Hibiscus & Kosteletzkya (Malvaceae, Hibisceae) (Blanchard, 2008)
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos

SYNONYMOUS WITH Hibiscus pentacarpos

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Seashore Mallow, Seashore Marshmallow, Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow


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image of Kosteletzkya pentacarpos, Southern Seashore Mallow, Seashore Marshmallow, Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow

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

Keith Bradley    kab_k_pentacarpos_4003

August    Miami-Dade County    FL