There’s a bee in the bonnet of this Swamp rosemallow.
Each flower of Hibiscus moscheutos blooms for only one day.
But each plant has multiple blooms, such as the one Gretchen pictured on a later day.
This plant is on the path to the garden.
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.