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Halberdleaf rosemallow

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Hibiscus laevis Flower 2619

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The halberdleaf rosemallow, Hibiscus laevis, is one of the showiest flowers in the United States. It grows in wet places across much of the eastern part of the country, reaching westward into east Texas but not quite making it to Austin—at least not natively, although people here sometimes plant it around ponds, where I’ve seen it thrive. You can check locations for this wildflower on the state-clickable map at the USDA website.

Today’s post is the second in a series showing pictures I took at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on July 23, and the first in these pages ever to feature this species.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 17, 2013 at 6:11 AM

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