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Plant Details

Hibiscus moscheutos

Swamp Rosemallow, Eastern Rose-mallow, Crimson-eyed Rosemallow

Scientific Name:

Hibiscus moscheutos

Genus:

Hibiscus

Species Epithet:

moscheutos

Common Name:

Swamp Rosemallow, Eastern Rose-mallow, Crimson-eyed Rosemallow

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Marshes, swamps, river sandbars. Fairly common to common over the Coastal Plain and the eastern 2/3rds of the Piedmont; infrequent in the western Piedmont and mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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