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Kosteletzkya virginicaKosteletzkya virginica

seashore mallow

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


Height: 1.5-4.5'
Flowers: Jul.-Sept.; pink
Fruit: brown; capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH:
Soil type:
Salinity: 0-10 ppt


irregularly flooded salt and brackish marshes, above Mean High tide to spring tide level

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD


Hummingbird *


common near the coast; looks similar to Hibiscus; tolerates salinity to 10 ppt

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004