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Lindenleaf rosemallow, Linden-leaf hibiscus
Hibiscus furcellatus

General Landscape Uses: Accent shrub.

Availability: Occasionally grown by native plant nurseries.

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.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.

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.

Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

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