Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Kosteletzkya pentacarpos (Linnaeus) Ledebour. Seashore-mallow, Saltmarsh-mallow, Fen-rose. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Brackish to freshwater tidal marshes. Dist: NY (Long Island) south to s. FL, west to TX; West Indies (Cuba); also early introduced in Europe, Linnaeus's name based on its occurrence in Venice).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Va, WI; = Kosteletskya virginica – RAB, orthographic variant; = Kosteletzkya pentacarpos var. pentacarpos – K3, K4, NY, Alexander (2010), Weeks (2017b) in Weakley et al (2017); > Kosteletzkya althaeifolia – S; < Kosteletzkya pentacarpos – Fl4, FNA6, WH3, Blanchard (2008); > Kosteletzkya virginica – GW2, K1, S; > Kosteletzkya virginica var. althaefolia – Tx, orthographic variant; > Kosteletzkya virginica var. althaeifolia – F, G; > Kosteletzkya virginica var. aquilonia – C, F, G; > Kosteletzkya virginica var. virginica – C, F, G

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