Thursday, October 11, 2018

Plants in Early American Gardens - Halberd-leaved Rose Mallow

Halberd-leaved Rose Mallow (Hibiscus laevis)

Halberd-leaved Rose Mallow, a large, native perennial with light pink, hollyhock-like flowers, was noted by John and William Bartram during their explorations of the South in 1765-66. “Halberd,” the name of a 15th century weapon, was given to describe its spear-shaped, triangular leaves on tall, straight stems.

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