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Hibiscus syriacus

Hibiscus syriacus L.

rose-of-sharon, althaea, rose of sharon

Cultivar(s): Boule de Feu
Hibiscus syriacus (Rose-of-Sharon)
Image ID: 24422
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: HISY
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hibiscus syriacus
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-09-13

CULTIVAR INDEX

Cult_id Cultivar_name Action
138 Boule de Feu View

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: HIBIS2
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Hibiscus
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Rosemallow
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 200-300 species, trees, shrubs, and herbs, of tropical to warm temperate areas.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Blanchard in FNA (2015); Blanchard (2008)=Z; Wise & Menzel (1971); Bayer & Kubitzki in Kubitzki & Bayer (2003).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: MALVAC
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Malvaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Mallow Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 243 genera and 4000-4500 species, herbs, shrubs, and trees, of cosmopolitan distribution, but especially diverse in the tropics and subtropics. Malvaceae has always been difficult to circumscribe cleanly, relative to members of such families as Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae. Molecular evidence now adds to morphologic evidence that traditional circumscriptions of these families are highly polyphyletic. Bayer et al. (1999) present a classification of an expanded Malvaceae, with 9 subfamilies recognized. This family includes several economically important species, including cotton (Gossypium spp.), cacao or chocolate (Theobroma cacao Linnaeus), and cola (Cola acuminata R. Brown).
FAMILY REFERENCE: Bayer et al. (1999); Bayer & Kubitzki in Kubitzki & Bayer (2003); Fryxell (1988). [including STERCULIACEAE and TILIACEAE]

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub, Tree

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
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BLOOM TIME: Jun-Sep
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BLOOM COLOR:
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable

FRUITING PERIOD: Aug-Oct.

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NATIVE RANGE: China & Taiwan

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SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
885 1985-0558 View
2727 1987-0209 View
3788 1991-0483 View
8337 2005-0103 2005-04-17 View
8349 2005-0115 2005-04-28 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1649 885 169 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1650 885 170 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
4544 2727 8 NCBG staff 1980-03-24 View
4545 2727 8 NCBG staff 1980-03-24 View
6096 3788 199 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
11608 8337 96 NCBG staff 2005-04-15 View
11620 8349 96 NCBG staff 2005-04-28 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: HISY
USDA Common Name: Rose Of Sharon
Native Status: L48 (I)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree, Shrub

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hibiscus syriacus
COMMON NAME: Rose-of-Sharon, Althaea
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, FNA, G, K, Mo, Pa, RAB, S, Va, W, WV]
PHENOLOGY: Jun-Sep; Aug-Oct.
HABITAT: Escaped or persistent after cultivation, often spreading by rhizomes; native of e. Asia.
COMMENTS:
RANGE MAP: Hibiscus syriacus.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Malvaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Mallow Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 243 genera and 4000-4500 species, herbs, shrubs, and trees, of cosmopolitan distribution, but especially diverse in the tropics and subtropics. Malvaceae has always been difficult to circumscribe cleanly, relative to members of such families as Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae. Molecular evidence now adds to morphologic evidence that traditional circumscriptions of these families are highly polyphyletic. Bayer et al. (1999) present a classification of an expanded Malvaceae, with 9 subfamilies recognized. This family includes several economically important species, including cotton (Gossypium spp.), cacao or chocolate (Theobroma cacao Linnaeus), and cola (Cola acuminata R. Brown).
REFERENCE: Bayer et al. (1999); Bayer & Kubitzki in Kubitzki & Bayer (2003); Fryxell (1988). [including STERCULIACEAE and TILIACEAE]
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Hibiscus L. (Rosemallow)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 200-300 species, trees, shrubs, and herbs, of tropical to warm temperate areas.
REFERENCE: Blanchard in FNA (2015); Blanchard (2008)=Z; Wise & Menzel (1971); Bayer & Kubitzki in Kubitzki & Bayer (2003).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Hibiscus syriacus in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Hibiscus syriacus in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Hibiscus syriacus in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Hibiscus syriacus in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Hibiscus syriacus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hibiscus syriacus

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 24422
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 24418

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