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Hibiscus palustris

Common Name(s):
Swamp rose-mallow
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Wildlife Value:   Members of the genus Hibiscus support the following specialized bee: Ptilothrix bombiformis.

Season:
Late summer to early fall
Height:
5-7 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple leaves
Flower:
Large, pink hollyhock-like flowers; five petals; long style tipped with five round stigmas
Site:
Brackish or salt marshes
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2607

Hibiscus palustris Hibiscus palustris