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Kosteletzkya virginica

Common Name(s):
Coastal mallow, Seashore mallow
Categories:
Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Kosteletzkya virginica is moderately salt tolerant.  Seashore mallow, also known as sweat weed, Virginia saltmarsh mallow, and salt marsh mallow, is an herb found in marshes along the eastern seashore of the United States.

Season:
Early summer into fall
Light:
Sun
Height:
1.5-4 ft.
Flower Color:
Pink
Foliage:
2-5 in. gray-green, ovate, slightly hairy or rough leaves; divergent basal leaves
Flower:
1.5-2.5 in. terminal or axillary stalked pink flowers; five petals; stamens form a tubular column
Zones:
6-9
Site:
Brackish to nearly fresh water marshes
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
coastal, salt tolerant

NCCES plant id: 2630

Kosteletzkya virginica Kosteletzkya virginica
Bob Peterson, CC BY - 4.0
Kosteletzkya virginica Kosteletzkya virginica
Katja Schultz, CC BY - 4.0