Crimson-eyed Rosemallow Hibiscus moscheutos LinnaeusSynonyms: Crimsoneyed Rosemallow,  Hibiscus incanus,  Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. moscheutos,  Hibiscus moscheutos var. incanus,  Hibiscus moscheutos var. palustris,  Hibiscus oculiroseus,  Swamp Rose Mallow.

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The Crimson-eyed Rosemallow is a common plant of brackish and freshwater marshes throughout the coastal plain of Maryland. It becomes more uncommon in the Piedmont and we only have one record west of the Piedmont from along the Potomac in Allegany County.

Where to find:

The marshes along the Choptank River at the Tanyard Bridge crossing is an ideal place to view thousands of Crimson-eyed Rosemallows in bloom during the middle of summer.

Relationships:

The Hibiscus Bee is one of the main pollinators of Crimson-eyed Rosemallow.

According to the Host Plant Database the Io Moth uses Crimson-eyed Rosemallow as a host plant along with the Straight-lined Mallow Moth.

There are 239 records in the project database.

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Crimson-eyed Rosemallow growing along the Choptank River in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/9/2009). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/2/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Wicomico Co., Maryland (8/5/2007). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/24/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/16/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/24/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Closeup of a flower of a Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/3/1980). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow blooming in Kent Co., Maryland (7/31/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow blooming in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/10/2014). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow blooming in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/24/2013). Photo by Sean McCandless. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Howard Co., Maryland (7/17/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow blooming in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/26/2013). Photo by Sheila Maestas. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2015). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Closed flower of Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/26/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow near the Patuxent River in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/5/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/23/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Talbot Co., Maryland (8/14/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in seed in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/11/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow in Talbot Co., Maryland (9/21/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Comparison of winter Crimson-eyed Rosemallow (left) and Halberd-leaved Rosemallow (right) in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/18/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Crimson-eyed Rosemallow blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/1/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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