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Kosteletzkya virginica

Kosteletzkya virginica (L.) C. Presl ex A. Gray

seashore-mallow, virginia saltmarsh mallow

Synonym(s): Kosteletzkya althaeifolia, Kosteletzkya pentacarpos, Kosteletzkya smilacifolia, Kosteletzkya virginica var. althaeifolia, Kosteletzkya virginica var. aquilonia
Cultivar(s): Immaculate
Kosteletzkya virginica (Seashore-mallow)
Image ID: 8147
Image by: Parkins, Grant Morrow
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: KOVI
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Kosteletzkya virginica
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-08-30

CULTIVAR INDEX

Cult_id Cultivar_name Action
165 Immaculate View

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: KOSTE
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Kosteletzkya
GENUS AUTHORITY: C. Presl
GENUS COMMON: Kosteletzkya
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 15-30 species, herbs, of North America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Madagascar. Perhaps better included in a broadly circumscribed Hibiscus (Pfeil & Crisp 2005).
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Blanchard in FNA (2015); Alexander (2010)=Y; Blanchard (2008)=Z; 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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HEIGHT: 5-6 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb, Subshrub

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION: Deciduous

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: July-September
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BLOOM COLOR: Pink flowers
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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NATIVE RANGE: eastern & central U.S.

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Bright pink flowers adorn this member of the hibiscus family in late summer. Seashore-mallow blooms profusely and has a shrub-like effect in the garden once established. Its flowers are a good source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds. Seashore-mallow commonly grows in brackish marshes in coastal North Carolina. Try growing Seashore-mallow with native asters or great blue lobelia. 1990 N.C. Wildflower of the Year

Bloom Table Text: Bright pink flowers adorn this member of the hibiscus family in late summer. Seashore-mallow blooms profusely and has a shrub-like effect in the garden once established. Its flowers are a good source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds. Seashore-mallow commonly grows in brackish marshes in coastal North Carolina. Try growing Seashore-mallow with native asters or great blue lobelia. 1990 N.C. Wildflower of the Year

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Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 7
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 10
GERMINATION CODE: 3
WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly, Hummingbird Friendly
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
4646 1992-0802 View
6153 1995-1285 View
6685 1996-0338 View
7268 1999-0233 2007-02-01 View
9097 2004-0310 2007-01-26 1674 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
452 SOS 2015-08-19 Heraty View
491 SOS 2015-09-10 Driskill View
500 SOS 2015-09-13 Maynard View
541 SOS 2015-10-14 Driskill View
716 SOS 2016-09-19 Healy View
965 HORT 2005-11-11 Bryan View
1270 HORT 2005-10-18 Bryan View
1320 HORT 2006-10-01 Bryan View
1674 HORT View
1738 HORT 2005-01-01 Bryan View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
6975 4646 200 NCBG staff 1993-03-01 View
8808 6153 2 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
9446 6685 142 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
9447 6685 61 NCBG staff 1986-12-22 View
9448 6685 81 NCBG staff 2003-07-30 View
9449 6685 27 NCBG staff 1988-02-05 View
9450 6685 142 NCBG staff 1988-02-05 View
10223 7268 142 NCBG staff 1999-01-01 View
11555 9097 142 NCBG staff 2004-01-01 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: KOVI
USDA Common Name: Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TX, VA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Subshrub, Forb/herb

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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)
Kosteletzkya C. Presl (Kosteletzkya)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 15-30 species, herbs, of North America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Madagascar. Perhaps better included in a broadly circumscribed Hibiscus (Pfeil & Crisp 2005).
REFERENCE: Blanchard in FNA (2015); Alexander (2010)=Y; Blanchard (2008)=Z; Bayer & Kubitzki in Kubitzki & Bayer (2003).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

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

WEB RESOURCES

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

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 8147
ID IMAGE2: 8255
ID IMAGE3: 3952

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