Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales
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Read more about Scarlet Rosemallow at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scarlet Rosemallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, Swamp Mallow
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In Malvaceae, stamens are united to form a long tube surrounding the ovary, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
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July Union County NC
Petals separate from each other when the flower is fully open, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers (Midgley, 1999).
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July Union County NC
Leaves have 5-7 narrow palmate often cleft lobes, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999).
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: marshes, swamp forests, roadside swales, cultivated as an ornamental in yards, in much of our area presumably introduced from farther south, but sometimes appearing native, per Weakley's Flora
Native to Georgia, presumably introduced in the Carolinas?
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5 sepals united at base or more than half their length
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- All About South Carolina Wildflowers (Midgley, 1999) p178
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Wasowski & Wasowski, 1994, 2020) p159
- Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants p091
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p375
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p049
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