Hibiscus aculeatus
(Pinewoods Hibiscus)

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

The photos previously shownn here were a misidentification of a similar, related species of Abelmoschus, so we had to remove them. We will post the new photos as soon as we get them! Stay tuned!

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Pinewoods Hibiscus, Comfort Root, Pinewoods Hardy Mallow, Pineland Hibiscus, Big Thicket Hibiscus
    Synonyms: Hibiscus scaber
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 6? - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - November
    Status: Native

Hibiscus aculeatus, or Pinewoods Hibiscus, is native to the southeastern coast of the United States. It grows in moist bogs, marshes, swamps and pinelands. It blooms in from mid summer through fall, with large cream-colored flowers.

There are a number of Hibiscus species that grow in the southeastern and southwestern US, many with small ranges. More information on differentiating these will be posted soon.

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