Hibiscus coccineus or scarlet rosemallow, is a hardy Hibiscusspecies that looks much like Cannabis sativa (marijuana). It is also known as Texas star, brilliant hibiscus, and scarlet hibiscus.
The plant is found in swamps, marshes and ditches on the coastal plain of the Southeastern United States. It is native from Southeastern Virginia south to Florida, then west to Louisiana. Despite it's common name "Texas Star Hibiscus", the plant is not found naturally in Texas. It dies back during the winter and grows from 7-10'. In addition to the scarlet flowering variety, a white flowering variety is also known as the white Texas star or lone star hibiscus.