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Swamp Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos


Hibiscus moscheutos is a robust perennial of the mallow family (Malvaceae) growing to two metres in height with up to eight showy blooms found in the axils of the upper leaves. The large hollyhock-like flowers are unmistakable, with the pink or white petals 6–10 cm long.


Edge of a marsh. Hillman Marsh Conservation Area • Lake Erie


Status history: Designated Special Concern in April 1987. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2004. It is considered as secure globally and has been accorded a national rank in Canada of Vulnerable. ~ Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).

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Greg Shchepanek
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Greg Shchepanek

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 29, 2011
Submitted on Sep 8, 2011

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