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Hibiscus acetosella Welw. ex Hiern
African rosemallow

Hibiscus acetosella
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Hibiscus acetosella has been found in the following 5 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Hibiscus acetosella has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Hibiscus acetosella has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods

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Hibiscus acetosella
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Hibiscus acetosella
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Hibiscus acetosella
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Hibiscus acetosella
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr