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Plant Details

Hibiscus aculeatus

Pineland Hibiscus, Comfort-root

Scientific Name:

Hibiscus aculeatus

Common Name:

Pineland Hibiscus, Comfort-root

Plant Family

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Sun, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

moist to dry(*)

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Pine savannas, dry sandy or loamy soils of maritime forest

Notes:

Rare in the NC Coastal Plain

Pineland Hibiscus in bloom

Pineland Hibiscus grows on the coast, in pine savannas and maritime forests. Rare in NC, it is common from SC south.

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C. Paynter

Pineland Hibiscus Flower

The blooms are stunning, creamy white with a purple center, fading to pale yellow and then to pink. Pineland Hibiscus makes a beautiful, long-lived garden plant. Drought-resistant.

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C. Paynter, Wilmington, 2013

Close up of stem and leaf

The stems and leaves are "harshly scabrous" (Weakley) with short, stiff hairs and will stick to you if brushed against.

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C. Paynter

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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