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Halberdleaf Rosemallow

Common Name: Halberdleaf Rosemallow

Scientific Name: Habiscus laevis

Family: Malvaceae 

Habitat: Woodlands, Bogs, Along Streams or Rivers

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Height: Up to 6 feet

Light: Full sun to partial sun

Soil: Moist, Well drained 

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds

Description: Halberdleaf Rosemallow, which is a member of the hibiscus family, is a native, perennial wildflower that can be identified by its large, light pink flowers with maroon or purple centers. Halberdleaf Rosemallow, which blooms between summer to fall, prefers to grow in wet habitats, such as wet woodlands or bogs, moist soil, and full sun to partly shady conditions. Halberdleaf Rosemallow can grow up to 6 feet tall and attracts many pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and birds. This photo of Halberdleaf Rosemallow was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.