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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). Reported from e. MD and Coastal Plain of DE (W. Longbottom, pers.comm. 2022).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl4, FNA6, GW2, K1, K3, K4, S, Va, WH3; = n/a – C, RAB

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