halberd-leaved rose mallow, smooth rose mallow
Etymology: Hibiscus: the ancient Greek and Latin name for some mallow-like plant
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-7' tall forb
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 5"; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Habitat: wet; shallows, marshes
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = OBL USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key