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Hibiscus moscheutos L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Marshes, open river bottoms, and often adjacent disturbed ground. The species is more common in salt marshes of the Atlantic coast, but is locally frequent in southern Michigan and other inland sites.

Populations in marshes near Lakes Erie and Michigan are certainly native; some inland records in drier habitats, in weedy sites along roads, and also more northern colonies, are doubtless escapes from cultivation. Escapes from cultivated plants may have a wide range of flower color, not simply pinkish as in wild plants, and tend to be more compact.


Allegan County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Emmet County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 29, 2023.