Invasive Plant Factsheet
Noted for its exotic blooms, this shrub’s native range is Asia where it is the national flower of South Korea. It was introduced sometime before 1600 as an ornamental with herbal applications. Although it is commonly planted along fence lines, this prolific seeder has escaped cultivation in much of the eastern U. S. and is reported as invasive in Virginia, specifically in both Arlington and Alexandria.
- Hibiscus coccineus (Scarlet Rose-mallow)
- Hibiscus laevis (Halberd-leaf Rose-mallow)
- Hibiscus moscheutos (Swamp Rose-mallow)
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