Calflora
Taxon  Report   4182    
Hibiscus lasiocarpos  Cav.
Rose mallow
Hibiscus lasiocarpos
© 2002 Kristiaan Stuart
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Hibiscus lasiocarpos
© 2012 Steven Perry
Hibiscus lasiocarpos
© 2012 Steven Perry
Hibiscus lasiocarpos, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to North America.

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Hibiscus lasiocarpos
© 2002 Kristiaan Stuart
Family: MALVACEAE  
Genus: Hibiscus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

CNPS accepted name:
Hibiscus lasiocarpos var. occidentalis

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hibiscus californicus
PLANTS: Hibiscus leucophyllus
ICPN + PLANTS: Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. lasiocarpos
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More information about  Hibiscus lasiocarpos
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (HILA6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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