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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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


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image of Hibiscus coccineus

John B. Nelson    jbn_187695055_ccdba1699f

July        

image of Hibiscus coccineus

JK Marlow    jkm180807_3674

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Hibiscus coccineus

Sharon Howell    slh_photo_11

July    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Hibiscus coccineus

Sharon Howell    slh_photo_12

July    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Hibiscus coccineus

Will Stuart    wil4826668459_ac93084246

July    Union County    NC

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

image of Hibiscus coccineus

Will Stuart    wil4827274404_8d1fda3084

July    Union County    NC

Leaves have 5-7 narrow palmate often cleft lobes, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.