folkersti Kingsolver) have been documented, mainly associated with investigations into the reproductive ecology of their primary native host plant, the swamp rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos L., Malvaceae).
This is consistent with the findings of Kudoh and Whigham (1998) who manipulated petal size in Hibiscus moscheutos and found that although more seed predators were attracted to larger flowers, flower size did not affect levels of seed predation.
The incorporation of a fungicide in the capsule to eradicate contaminants without harming the cultures was also an appropriate strategy for the micropropagation of Hibiscus moscheutos (WEST & PREECE, 2006).
Working with Hibiscus moscheutos, Snow and Spira (1997) showed that pollen tube growth rates of this plant, which grows in marshes of varying salinity, was not affected by exposure to salinities ranging from 0 to 10 g/kg or by application of fertilizer.
We investigated this question using plants from a natural population of Hibiscus moscheutos (rose mallow), a herbaceous perennial that occurs in brackish and freshwater marshes of the southeastern United States.