Australian Native Plants

  Hibiscus diversifolius (Swamp Hibiscus)


Hibiscus diversifolius photo
Hibiscus diversifolius (cultivated, labelled) Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




SWAMP HIBISCUS FACTS

distribution map showing range of Hibiscus diversifolius in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Swamp Hibiscus

Description
Swamp Hibiscus is a spreading or sprawling shrub with prickly stems and pale yellow flowers with a reddish purple spot in the centre. It is a free flowering ornamental plant that flowers during spring, summer and autumn.

Height
1m - 2m

Spread
1m - 3m

Habitat
As the name suggests, Swamp Hibiscus is found in swampy areas

Distribution
Swamp Hibiscus has a widespread distribution and is found in tropical Africa, Central and South America, New Guinea, the Philippines, many Pacific Islands, and New Zealand. In Australia it is found in New South Wales and Queensland.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Malvales
Family:Malvaceae
Genus:Hibiscus
Species:diversifolius
Common Name:Swamp Hibiscus


Relatives in same Genus
  Hibiscus insularis