Swamp Rosemallow

Common Name:  Swamp hibiscus

Latin NameHibiscus grandiflorus

FamilyMalvaceae

Habit:  A large herbaceous perennial that grows to 10 feet in height.

Leaves:  Alternate, velvety, somewhat heart-shaped, with irregular margins that have blunt teeth.

Flowers:  Large pink flowers that appear in the summer andfall.

Habitat:  Marshes, swamps and other wet areas.

Landscape:  Grows in full sun with moist to wet soils.

Wildlife use:  The flowers provide a nectar source for a variety of insect pollinators.

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