Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Hibiscus lasiocarpos Cavanilles. Western Rose-mallow. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Marshes, swamps. Dist: KY, IN, IL, MO, KS, and NM south to Panhandle FL (?), AL, MS, LA, and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = GrPl, Tx, Shiller (1960); < Hibiscus lasiocarpos – Ar, F, GW2, Il, Mo3, S; < Hibiscus lasiocarpus – G, orthographic variant; < Hibiscus moscheutos – Fl4, WH3; < Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. lasiocarpos – FNA6, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Blanchard (2008); < Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. lasiocarpus – Tn, orthographic variant; < Hibiscus moscheutos var. occidentalis – C

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