Hibiscus Moscheutos. Mallow Family. July - Sept.

A shrub-like plant 4 - 6 feet high, found in marshes, on lake-shores, river-banks. Massachusetts and southward; usually near the coast; locally in the interior.


Pink or white, 4 - 7 inches across, 5 divisions, conspicuously veined; flowers borne singly, or in scant clusters at the summit of the stems.


Egg-shaped, pointed, toothed, densely white-woolly beneath. Lower leaves and sometimes the upper ones 3-lobed.