rose mallow

noun

: any of several hibiscuses with large usually rose-colored flowers
especially : a showy perennial (Hibiscus moscheutos) of the salt marshes of the eastern U.S.

Examples of rose mallow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most types are single flowering, although Confederate rose mallow produces double pink blooms late each season. Neil Sperry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 May 2024 Both common rose mallow and swamp rose mallow attract bees, including the specialist pollinator rose mallow bee, as well as offering nectar to hummingbirds and butterflies. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 16 July 2023 Two species of hibiscus, common rose mallow and swamp rose mallow, are both native to wetlands and moist areas of eastern North America. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 16 July 2023 Nearly half a century later, the preserve protects native flora and fauna like swamp rose mallow, ospreys and hawks — right next to Interstate 395 in the city’s West End, in what is believed to be one of the largest of parcels of land inside the Beltway meant for public use. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rose mallow was in 1848

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“Rose mallow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose%20mallow. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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