Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Hibiscus coccineus Walter. Scarlet Hibiscus. Phen: (Feb-) Apr-Aug. Hab: 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. Dist: S. GA and s. AL south to s. FL, west to s. AL, and s. MS (a wider distribution is the result of naturalization from horticultural use).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Ar, Fl4, FNA6, GW2, K1, K3, K4, S, Va, WH3

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