Kosteletzkya virginica
salt marsh mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica
Kosteletzkya virginica

Kosteletzkya virginica
Photos, Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Kosteletzkya virginica
Common name: salt marsh mallow
Group: dicot
Family: Malvaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 2 - 4'
Foliage: leaves egg shaped, coarsely toothed or 3 lobed
Flower: flowers usually pink, smaller than those of Hibiscus palustris
Flowering time: bloom early August to September fruit late August to October
Habitat: salt marsh edges; salt to slightly brackish water of streamsides
Range in New Jersey: locally common in Cape May County and on the Delaware Bayshore, decreasing northward
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a