Date Posted: Aug 05, 2016
Also known as pineland hibiscus, comfortroot (Hibiscus aculeatus) is a large perennial wildflower with showy cream-colored blooms. Comfortroot occurs naturally in wet to mesic pinelands, and along the edges of savannas, bogs and roadside ditches. It typically blooms late spring through fall and attracts pollinators, specifically bees.
The common name comfortroot may allude to the belief that the plant’s mucilaginous roots has soothing properties.
Read more about comfortroot on our blog.
Photo by Eleanor Dietrich
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