Hibiscus coccineus (Medik.) Walter

Hairless waxy blue foliaged perennial herb to 2 m tall. Leaves palmately 3, 5 or 7 lobed, the lobes narrow, pointed and with a few teeth; leaf stalk long. Flowers mostly 14-18 cm wide, solitary on long stalks; late summer to autumn. Petals deep red, widespreading and mostly not overlapping. Epicalyx of more than 9 bracts. Sepals 2.5-5 cm long. Staminal column projecting beyond the petals. Capsule 2-2.5 cm long, hairless.

E North America

Grows naturally in coastal swamps of Florida and Georgia, USA.

Source: Beers, L.; Spencer, R. (1997). Hibiscus. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Malvaceae
genus        Hibiscus L.