Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Marsh Mallow, Musk Mallow, Rose Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Malva moschata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malva moschata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Malva moschata 122-01-003

Petals indented on the outer margin (as are all members of this genus), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


range map need picture of flower of Alcea rosea, Hollyhock
speaker icon Common Name: Hollyhock
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Alcea rosea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alcea rosea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Althaea rosea 122-02-001

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Bristlemallow, Bristly-mallow, Carolina Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Modiola caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Modiola caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Modiola caroliniana 122-03-001

Small flowers with brilliant orange-red petals with a blackish-purple base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Prickly Mallow, Prickly Sida, False-mallow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sida spinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sida spinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sida spinosa 122-05-001

Peduncles about as long as the short leafstalks, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Arrowleaf Sida, Cuban Jute, Diamondleaf Fanpetal
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sida rhombifolia var. rhombifolia
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Sida rhombifolia
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sida rhombifolia 122-05-003

Petals creamy yellow or straw-yellow, each petal bent obliquely, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


camera icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Sida
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sida elliottii var. elliottii
GREATER THAN & LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Sida elliottii
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sida elliottii 122-05-004

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Sida inflexa


Flowers an almost translucent yellow, petals rounded to slightly notched, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Velvetleaf, Indian Mallow, Butterprint
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Abutilon theophrasti
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Abutilon theophrasti
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Abutilon theophrastii 122-06-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Abutilon abutilon


Flowers less than 1" wide with bright yellow petals, growing in leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Seashore Mallow, Seashore Marshmallow, Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Kosteletzkya pentacarpos
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Kosteletzkya virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Kosteletskya virginica 122-07-001

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Hibiscus pentacarpos


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


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rose-of-Sharon, Althea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus syriacus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus syriacus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hibiscus syriacus 122-08-001

Stamens form a column surrounding (but free from) the style of the pistil, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Rose-mallow, Swamp Rose-mallow, Wild Cotton
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus moscheutos
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus moscheutos
GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hibiscus moscheutos + 122-08-002

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


Each petal's base is dark maroon creating a bull's eye in the throat, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.


range map need picture of flower of Hibiscus lasiocarpos, Western Rose-mallow
Common Name: Western Rose-mallow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus lasiocarpos
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus lasiocarpos

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Hibiscus lasiocarpus


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Halberd-leaved Marsh-mallow, Rose Hibiscus, Smooth Rose-mallow, Showy Hibiscus
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus laevis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus laevis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hibiscus militaris 122-08-003

Flowers have 5 pink or pale pink, 2-2.5" petals with a deep pink base, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Savanna Hibiscus, Comfort-root
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus aculeatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus aculeatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hibiscus aculeatus 122-08-004

Corolla cream-colored, turning deeper yellow, then finally pink, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon Common Name: Flower-of-an-hour
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus trionum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus trionum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Hibiscus trionum 122-08-005

Petals pale yellow with a purple base, the flowers only open a few hours, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Scarlet Rose-mallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus coccineus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus coccineus

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


camera icon Common Name: Large-flowered Hibiscus, Swamp Rose Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hibiscus grandiflorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hibiscus grandiflorus

As the species name says, this species has large (10" across) flowers, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wax Mallow, Turk's-cap Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Malvaviscus drummondii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Malvaviscus drummondii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Hibiscus drummondii


Hibiscus-like flowers never fully open, petals overlap & form a loose tube, per www.wildflower.org.


camera icon Common Name: Okra, Gumbo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Abelmoschus esculentus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Abelmoschus esculentus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950) Hibiscus esculentus


Corolla yellow or white with dark purple center, per Flora of China.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wax Mallow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus

(?) Hibiscus ...

SYNONYMOUS WITH Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus


Petals auriculate. Stamens, styles and stigmas fully exserted, per Flora of North America.


range map need picture of flower of Malvaviscus penduliflorus, Turk’s-cap Mallow, Mazapan
Common Name: Turk’s-cap Mallow, Mazapan
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Malvaviscus penduliflorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Malvaviscus penduliflorus

(?) Hibiscus ...

SYNONYMOUS WITH Malvaviscus arboreus var. penduliflorus


camera icon Common Name: Palmleaf Poppy-mallow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Callirhoe pedata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callirhoe pedata

Inflorescence paniculate; petals deep red, with a white basal spot, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon Common Name: Upland Cotton
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Gossypium hirsutum
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Gossypium hirsutum var. hirsutum

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Gossypium herbaceum

GREATER THAN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Gossypium hirsutum


Corolla pale yellow (vs. that of Sea-island Cotton deep yellow), per Weakley's Flora.


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