Woolly Rose Mallow
Hibiscus lasiocarpus
(Cav.) Var: occidentalis
Malvaceae (Mallow or Hibiscus) Family


Photo courtesy Shon R. Scott
Copyright (C) 2006 S. R. Scott

Wooly Rose Mallow is an upright, hairy perennial. Its preferred habitat is moist roadside ditches, wet fields and moist disturbed sites. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are stalked; triangular to egg-shaped; margins are toothed and the base is wedge-shaped to slightly heart-shaped and attached to the stalk between lobes.

Flowers are a cluster at the end of a new growth stem. The color is white to rose color with purple toward the base. The stamens are fused and extend beyond the corolla. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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