Although that scientific name may change as DNA technology improves, a clear “genealogy” is retained over time through synonyms. For these reasons, Florabundance provides you with each plant’s binomial as well as a common name.
Below is the genealogy (and a bunch of nicknames) of the four native hibiscus grown at Florabundance. Note that the earliest published scientific name wins out.
• Hibiscus aculeatus 1788(syn: Hibiscus scaber, 1789, 1803): Savanna Hibiscus, Comfortroot, Pineland Hibiscus,
• Hibiscus coccineus 1788: Scarlet Hibiscus, Scarlet Rosemallow, Texas Star
• Hibiscus grandiflorus 1803: Large-flowered Hibiscus, Swamp Hibiscus, Swamp Rosemallow
• Hibiscus moscheutos 1753 (syn: Hibiscus incanus 1798, H. lasiocarpos 1787): Eastern Rose-mallow, Crimsoneyed Rosemallow, Swamp Rosemallow