Calflora
Taxon  Report   11194    
Hibiscus lasiocarpos  Cav.  var. occidentalis  (Torr.) A. Gray
Woolly rose-mallow
Hibiscus lasiocarpos var. occidentalis
© 2012 Steven Perry
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Hibiscus lasiocarpos var. occidentalis
© 2012 Steven Perry
Hibiscus lasiocarpos var. occidentalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to North America.
also called Hibiscus lasiocarpos
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Hibiscus lasiocarpos var. occidentalis
© 2012 Steven Perry
Family: MALVACEAE  
Genus: Hibiscus
Parent: Hibiscus lasiocarpos
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Hibiscus californicus
ICPN: Hibiscus lasiocarpus
CNPS: Hibiscus lasiocarpos
More information about  Hibiscus lasiocarpos var. occidentalis
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

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: Dec 18, 2018).