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Hibiscus aculeatus

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, rich, loam, sand

Height: 3'-4'

Bloom Time: June, July, August

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts hummingbirds, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, wetland plant

Hibiscus aculeatus (comfortroot)
  • Hibiscus aculeatus (comfortroot)
  • Hibiscus aculeatus (comfortroot)

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Description

Hibiscus aculeatus

Also known as:

comfortroot

,

big thicket hibiscus

,

pineland hibiscus

Scientific Synonyms:

Hibiscus scaber

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Malvales
Family Malvaceae Mallow family
Genus Hibiscus rosemallow
Species Hibiscus aculeatus comfortroot