Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Hibiscus laevis Allioni. Smooth Rose-mallow, Halberd-leaved Marsh-mallow, Showy Hibiscus. Phen: Jun-Aug (-Nov); Aug-Oct (-Dec). Hab: Freshwater marshes, exposed riverbanks, sandbars. Dist: S. PA south to FL Panhandle, west to TX; north in the interior to around the Great Lakes.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, Fl4, FNA6, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo3, NcTx, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, WH3; = Hibiscus militaris – F, G, GW2, RAB, S, Tx, WV

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image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming