Lindenleaf rosemallow, Linden-leaf hibiscus
Hibiscus furcellatus
Malvaceae


Landscape Uses:

Accent shrub.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Occasionally grown by native plant nurseries.
Description:
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Range:
Peninsular Florida in eastern coastal counties from Brevard County south to Broward County, rare in Highlands County, and reported for Lee County; West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America and South America. Most common in Martin and northern Palm Beach counties; perhaps extirpated in Brevard and Broward counties.
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Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is usually protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
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Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides significant habitat for invertebrate associates.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:
See a 2019 post on the Treasure Coast Natives blog on lindenleaf rosemallow and its invertebrate associates.


Forest & Kim Starr
Forest & Kim Starr
Forest & Kim Starr
Treasure Coast Natives