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Connecticut Plants
Swamp Rose-mallow
Hibiscus moscheutos L.

Swamp rose-mallow flowers come in two color forms. The form with all-pink flowers is sometimes classified as a separate species, Hibiscus palustris.

  • Synonyms: Hibiscus palustris
  • Family: mallow (Malvaceae)
  • Habitat: salt or brackish marshes near the coast
  • Height: 4-7 feet
  • Flower size: 4-7 inches wide
  • Flower color: pink or white, sometimes with a red center
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Hibiscus moscheutos L.
Hibiscus moscheutos L.