crimson-eyed rose mallow, mallow-rose, rose mallow
Etymology: Hibiscus: the ancient Greek and Latin name for some mallow-like plant
Plants: erect, perennial, 40"-80" forb
Leaves: lance-like to oval sometimes with upper lobes, stalked
Flowers: pink to white, 5-parted, 4"-8" wide, center often red to purple
Habitat: wet; marshes
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = OBL USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"