Hibiscus syriacus

ClassificationDicots
FamilyMalvaceae
Family (Traditional)Malvaceae
GenusHibiscus
SpeciesHibiscus syriacus L.
Common NameRose of Sharon
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: ;Parted; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Palmate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Ovate;Rhombic; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Lobed and Crenate;Lobed and Dentate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Barren (KY), Breathitt (KY), Carter (KY), Clinton (KY), Fayette (KY), Graves (KY), Hickman (KY), Jefferson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lewis (KY), Lyon (KY), Madison (KY), Mason (KY), Menifee (KY), Owen (KY), Perry (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Trigg (KY), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Cannon (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Davidson (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Lawrence (TN), Marshall (TN), Montgomery (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Trousdale (TN), Union (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT, MTSU, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1903 - 2008

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100541273 Fayette Kentucky 10 May 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8289
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541224 Barren Kentucky 02 Sep 1993 Charles J. Lapham
194
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541232 Breathitt Kentucky 08 Aug 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7969
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541315 Fayette Kentucky 16 Jul 1903 Mary Didlake
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100722139 Pike Kentucky 26 Sep 1965 E. T. Browne, Jr.
11547
EKY
hibiscus syriacus
31234100755063 Menifee Kentucky 17 Jul 1989 Carol Hanley
113
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541299 Madison Kentucky 06 Sep 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-22
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541265 Fayette Kentucky 1997-Not shown-Not shown Danny Husband
456
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541331 Perry Kentucky 29 Jun 1986 Earlis Thornsberry
114
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541307 Powell Kentucky 09 Jul 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
7448
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541257 Clinton Kentucky 07 Aug 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-1031
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541281 Madison Kentucky 01 Sep 1992 Judith E. Rozeman
87
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
BEREA016617 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Hibiscus syriacus
BEREA016618 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Hibiscus syriacus
BEREA016620 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541240 Carter Kentucky 23 May 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10177
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100856598 Laurel Kentucky 28 Jun 1981 Ralph L. Thompson
654
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541349 Davidson Tennessee 14 Aug 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6638
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
31234100541323 Mason Kentucky 14 Jun 1999 Ross C. Clark
24761
EKY
Hibiscus syriacus
BEREA016621 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Hibiscus syriacus
BEREA016622 Cannon Tennessee
BEREA
Hibiscus syriacus
BEREA016619 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147783 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147785 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147791 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147778 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147779 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147900 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147787 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147788 Trousdale Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
31973000016192 Owen Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147777 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147773 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147789 Union Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147790 White Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147782 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147784 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147776 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147774 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147780 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
UCHT019661 Cheatham Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0108947 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009836 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009832 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009841 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009840 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147781 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147899 Breathitt Kentucky
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147775 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
TENN-V-0147786 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009839 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009835 Trigg Kentucky 02 Jul 1985 Edward Chester
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0059367 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009837 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0069045 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009838 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0081765 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009834 Trigg Kentucky 23 Aug 1980 Edward Chester
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0032440 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0069600 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009830 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009831 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0009833 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0032409 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0081764 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
APSC0079584 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010030 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010026 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010029 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010031 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010034 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010025 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010028 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014455 Lawrence Tennessee 01 Sep 1984 Wayne Price
14
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014454 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Jul 1983 John H. Rhee
2
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014463 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Jun 1980 Sara Robinson
40
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014464 Rutherford Tennessee 22 Jun 1981 James Bonner
32
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014465 Davidson Tennessee 01 Jul 1983 Brian Bowen
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014462 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Jun 1980 Mike Goodpasture
40
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
UCHT033100 Bradley Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus syriacus
UOS03795 Franklin Tennessee 10 Jul 2008 Jon Evans
UOS
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010027 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010033 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010023 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
HTTU010032 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014458 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Sep 2003 Amelia Jane Jennings
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014457 Marshall Tennessee 24 Nov 2000 Janet Kilpatrick
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014466 Rutherford Tennessee 22 Jun 1981 Jeff Peery
35
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014467 Rutherford Tennessee 21 Jun 1981 Teri Coats
30
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014461 Tennessee Euple Ann Gilbert
16
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
MTSU014468 Rutherford Tennessee 30 Jun 1980 Loni Neight
43
MTSU
Hibiscus syriacus
UCHT033098 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus syriacus
UCHT033099 Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus syriacus
UOS03794 Franklin Tennessee 20 Aug 1997 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Hibiscus syriacus
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