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Swamp hibiscus

Hibiscus coccineus

Description:

The swamp or scarlet hibiscus is a slender shrubby perennial that dies back in winter and re sprouts in the spring. It has large five-petaled red or scarlet flower on a plant that can grow up to 12 feet tall. Flowers bloom during the mid to late summer and sometimes into the early fall. Each flower last only one day but new ones continue to open.

Habitat:

Grows along swamps, marshes, ditches, rivers and streams from southern Georgia and Alabama to central Florida.

Notes:

Florida native plant

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Karen Hileman
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Karen Hileman

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 3, 2012
Submitted on Jul 29, 2012

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