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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.
Garden rosemallow, Shoe-back-plant

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis has been found in the following 23 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Reported
Cayo Costa State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Sewell Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Cultivated Only

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Copyright by: Magha GarcĂ­a Medina; Agrandar.