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Hibiscus moscheutosHibiscus moscheutos (H. palustris)

rose mallow, eastern rosemallow

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 3-6'
Flowers: Jul.-Sept.; cream, pink
Fruit: Sept.-Mar.; brown; capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy
Flood depth: 0-6"
Salinity: 0-15 ppt

Habitat

fresh to brackish tidal marshes, occasionally nontidal marshes

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD DE NY VA WV PA

Wildlife

Hummingbird *

Notes

common along coast; persists in winter; split seed capsules; use H. laevis in Piedmont; tolerates salinity to 15 ppt



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1313.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004