Hibiscus coccineus

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Hibiscus coccineus
Hibiscus coccineus1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species: H. coccineus
Binomial name
Hibiscus coccineus
(Medik.) Walter
Hibiscus coccineus - MHNT

Hibiscus coccineus or scarlet rose mallow, is a hardy Hibiscus species that looks much like Cannabis sativa (marijuana). It is also known as Texas star, brilliant hibiscus, and scarlet hibiscus.

The plant is native to a marsh-like habitat. 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.

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