Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Hibiscus moscheutos L. subsp. moscheutos image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Botanical Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Robert Bierman
Family Malvaceae
Hibiscus moscheutos L. subsp. moscheutos
crimson-eyed rose mallow, mallow-rose, rose mallow
Hibiscus: the ancient Greek and Latin name for some mallow-like plant
moscheutos: like a musk Rose's scent, musky
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, 40"-80" forb
Flower: pink to white, 5-parted, 4"-8" wide, center often red to purple
Leaf:lance-like to oval sometimes with upper lobes, stalked
Habitat: wet; marshes

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Hibiscus list Google- Images or Text
Hibiscus incanus H.L.Wendl.
Hibiscus moscheutos L. subsp. incanus (H.L.Wendl.) Ahles
Hibiscus moscheutos L. subsp. palustris (L.) R.T.Clausen
Hibiscus moscheutos L. var. moscheutos
Hibiscus moscheutos L. var. purpurascens Sweet
Hibiscus oculiroseus Britton
Hibiscus opulifolius Greene
Hibiscus palustris L.
Hibiscus pinetorum Greene

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