Category Archives: Rosemallow

Halberdleaf Rosemallow 2018-07-16

Each bloom last only one day, but you can see another coming along.

Five petals, Bloom and bud

Hibiscus laevis All. Halberdleaf Rosemallow, Rosemallow, Halberdleaf hibiscus, Scarlet rose mallow, Swamp mallow, Swamp rosemallow.

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Swamp rosemallow

Didn’t know there was one on that path.

Also known as Halberdleaf rosemallow, Hibiscus laevis All. It’s a forb that grows all over the eastern U.S. and in Ontario. I’ve got one in a pot here on my front porch that I dug up to get it out of the next path mowing. No, they don’t have much of an odor. Yes, they are five-lobed flowers, and they do seem to like disturbed soil. The ones I have are not in a swamp; they’re in upland woods.

Halberdleaf rosemallow

This Hibiscus laevis All. we saw June 19th 2016 Closeup halberd-leaved rose mallow is on a different stalk than the one of May 30th. Continue reading