Kosteletzkya virginica (Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow)

Kosteletzkya virginica is a Wildflower that also known as the Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow, Virginia Fen-rose, Seashore Mallow or Salt Marsh-mallow is a wildflower native to the USA. It belongs to the Malvaceae family and is found in thirteen states – Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi , North Carolina , New Jersey , New York , Pennsylvania , South Carolina and Texas.

This perennial flower grows up to 1 meter tall with deeply lobed leaves that are slightly hairy on both sides and have a reddish tint along their margins. The flowers of this plant vary from pink to white in color with yellow centers and bloom during late spring or early summer. They can tolerate high levels of salinity due to their presence near coastal habitats such as salt marshes or dunes.

Kosteletzkya virginica Information

Common NamesVirginia Saltmarsh Mallow, Virginia Fen-rose, Seashore Mallow, Salt Marsh-mallow
Native to USA
SizeUp to 5 feet tall

The flowers produce seeds which can be used for propagation purposes if collected at the right time when they are mature enough but not yet dry out completely. Kosteletzkya virginica has many medicinal uses including treating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis due its anti-inflammatory properties.

Kosteletzkya virginica is easy to grow either directly from seedlings or through cuttings. It is suitable for growing in a wide range of soils and can tolerate both full sun and partial shade, but prefers moist soil conditions.

Kosteletzkya virginica is an attractive addition to any garden, with showy light pink flowers that are produced from May to August on long stems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kosteletzkya virginica edible?

Kosteletzkya virginica is not edible and should not be consumed by humans.

Is Kosteletzkya virginica an invasive species of plant?

Kosteletzkya virginica is not an invasive species of plant. The species is native to the United States and has been found in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.