Hibiscus moscheutos

ClassificationDicots
FamilyMalvaceae
Family (Traditional)Malvaceae
GenusHibiscus
SpeciesHibiscus moscheutos L.
Common NameCommon rosemallow, crimsoneyed rosemallow
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 4.7
C value 5
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (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.

  • State Boundaries
  • 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

SynonymFull Citation
Hibiscus incanus Hibiscus incanus J.C.Wendl.
Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. incanus Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. incanus (Wendl) H.E.Ahles
Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. moscheutos Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. moscheutos
Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. palustris Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. palustris (L.) R.T.Clausen
Hibiscus moscheutos var. purpurascens Hibiscus moscheutos var. purpurascens
Hibiscus oculiroseus Hibiscus oculiroseus Britton ex L.H.Bailey
Hibiscus opulifolius Hibiscus opulifolius Greene
Hibiscus palustris Hibiscus palustris L.
Hibiscus pinetorum Hibiscus pinetorum Greene

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: Adair (KY), Ballard (KY), Barren (KY), Bracken (KY), Campbell (KY), Carter (KY), Casey (KY), Christian (KY), Clay (KY), Clinton (KY), Daviess (KY), Edmonson (KY), Estill (KY), Floyd (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Graves (KY), Greenup (KY), Hardin (KY), Hart (KY), Henderson (KY), Hickman (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jefferson (KY), Johnson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lawrence (KY), Lewis (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Menifee (KY), Metcalfe (KY), Montgomery (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Oldham (KY), Pendleton (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Webster (KY), Whitley (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Cheatham (TN), Cocke (TN), Coffee (TN), Crockett (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), Fayette (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Haywood (TN), Henry (TN), Hickman (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN), Wilson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1949 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100540846 Carter Kentucky 29 Jul 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10850
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541026 Hopkins Kentucky 12 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5020
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541075 Powell Kentucky 07 Oct 1997 Kim Feeman
191
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541117 Rowan Kentucky 29 Sep 1999 Kim Feeman
875
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540895 Casey Kentucky 04 Aug 1988 Bruce Hoagland
539
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541133 Whitley Kentucky 25 Jul 1993 Steve Walker
728
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540887 Casey Kentucky 15 Jul 1988 Bruce Hoagland
347
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100766771 Madison Kentucky 25 Sep 2015 Thomas S. McFadden
201
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541125 Whitley Kentucky 02 Aug 1992 Steve Walker
493
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541059 Menifee Kentucky 20 Jul 1989 Carol Hanley
6
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541109 Webster Kentucky 27 Aug 1980 R. Hannan and L.R. Phillippe
05212
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100755030 Lawrence Kentucky 15 Aug 2006 Romie Hughart
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541042 McCreary Kentucky 08 Aug 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6545
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100860921 Powell Kentucky 18 Sep 1988 R.C. Clark
22088
EKY
Hibiscus palustris
31234100541083 Pulaski Kentucky 05 Aug 1988 F. Carter
92
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540978 Franklin Kentucky Donald K. Walker
480
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541091 Trigg Kentucky 23 Jul 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
1842
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540929 Daviess Kentucky 04 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5367
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541000 Greenup Kentucky 03 Oct 1994 Randy L. Mears
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540838 Adair Kentucky 25 Aug 1988 Bruce Hoagland
561
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540945 Estill Kentucky 18 Jul 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
3060A
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100755055 Oldham Kentucky 07 Oct 1995 Angie Machniak
16
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541190 Bledsoe Tennessee 13 Aug 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5348
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540911 Clinton Kentucky 03 Jul 2000 Mark A. Gorton
00-408
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540986 Garrard Kentucky 17 Aug 2011 W. W. Overbeck
1371
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541018 Henderson Kentucky 28 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5258
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540861 Casey Kentucky 28 Jul 1988 Bruce Hoagland
505
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540960 Franklin Kentucky 17 Oct 1985 Steven Rice
FR-807
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541034 Madison Kentucky 18 Jul 1986 R. Combs
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540994 Graves Kentucky 18 Jul 1998 Timothy J. Weckman
4103
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540879 Casey Kentucky 10 Sep 1988 Bruce Hoagland
699
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541208 Cumberland Tennessee 06 Sep 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5407
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100755048 Montgomery Kentucky 14 Sep 1984 Julian Campbell
1293
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
BEREA016614 Powell Kentucky
BEREA
Hibiscus moscheutos
BEREA016613 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000016186 Floyd Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000016183 Pendleton Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000016185 Johnson Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000016187 Floyd Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000016184 Rowan Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000016191 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000016182 Menifee Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541067 Metcalfe Kentucky 04 Sep 1988 George P. Johnson
5040
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540853 Casey Kentucky 28 Jul 1988 Bruce Hoagland
487
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
N/A Clay Kentucky 17 Oct 2007 Ronald L. Jones
Danny Barrett
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100541216 Davidson Tennessee 25 Jul 1997 Timothy J. Weckman
3700
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
31234100540952 Floyd Kentucky 04 Oct 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
8399
EKY
Hibiscus moscheutos
BEREA016615 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Hibiscus moscheutos
BEREA016612 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Hibiscus moscheutos
BEREA016611 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000016189 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000016188 Johnson Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000016190 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
31973000007871 Campbell Kentucky 06 Aug 2014 Conley, Justin
2014-0086
KNK
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147719 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus oculiroseus
TENN-V-0147732 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147735 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147741 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147766 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147885 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147764 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147749 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147712 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147705 Crockett Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147765 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147763 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147738 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147753 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147756 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147730 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147718 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus oculiroseus
TENN-V-0147729 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147762 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147717 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus oculiroseus
TENN-V-0147751 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147710 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147750 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147706 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT019654 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT019648 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT019653 Cheatham Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0106479 Muhlenberg Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009940 Christian Kentucky 23 Jul 1993 Sallie Noel
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0097111 Clinton Kentucky 11 Jul 2018 Claire Ciafre
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0119524 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0081768 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0106475 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
TENN-V-0147886 Hickman Kentucky
TENN
Hibiscus palustris
TENN-V-0147767 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT019652 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT019645 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT019650 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT019656 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT019647 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0107367 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0106473 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0078904 Muhlenberg Kentucky 19 Aug 1983
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0106474 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0091690 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009941 Montgomery Tennessee 17 Sep 1949 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0107366 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0100928 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0107401 Floyd Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0107953 Metcalfe Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0107947 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009935 Montgomery Tennessee 29 Jul 1950 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0110349 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009938 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009931 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009939 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0107948 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0107959 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0079583 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0106476 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009934 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0107369 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009930 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0103015 Lawrence Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009932 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0078947 Adair Kentucky 15 Oct 1980 John Macgregor
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0107952 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0106472 Muhlenberg Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0081608 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009933 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0107368 Floyd Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0100963 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0100929 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009936 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0109412 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0106471 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0106478 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0106477 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0045366 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0097110 Clinton Kentucky 11 Jul 2018 Claire Ciafre
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0081766 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021836 Blount Tennessee 01 Nov 1998 R. Emmott
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU010021 Davidson Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus palustris
HTTU021844 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU010018 Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021834 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021837 Knox Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021835 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021838 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021842 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU010019 Putnam Tennessee 14 September 2006 Jessica Orr
38
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021843 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT033092 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT033097 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT033093 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT033095 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0009937 Montgomery Tennessee 01 Oct 1949 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
APSC0102923 Greenup Kentucky
APSC
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021846 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021839 Wilson Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU010017 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021845 Hickman Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021833 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021847 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
HTTU021840 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT033094 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UCHT033096 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Hibiscus moscheutos
UOS03799 Coffee Tennessee 05 Aug 2001 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Hibiscus moscheutos
UOS03800 Franklin Tennessee 16 Jul 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Hibiscus moscheutos
SWMT05379 Haywood Tennessee 07 Sep 2002 Tyler A. Cannon
33(1)
SWMT
Hibiscus moscheutos
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