EDIBLE Flowers/buds - Shrub
This tall perennial is found in the south half of the state along sloughs, ponds, and streams. Excellent for wetland plantings, pond edges, and other wet sites. Plants die back to the root collar each winter. Large showy white or sometimes pink flowers bloom from July through September. The seeds are eaten by ducks, quail, and many other birds. Height at maturity is 8 ft.
This species can be commonly used for wetlands restoration. Wildlife benefits are food and cover. Get more information about Rose Mallow
*Information from the Missouri Department of Conservation.