Large pink and white flowers are marsh mallows, a wild relative of hibiscus.
Roots were once used to make marshmallows.
Image ID: line1236, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Louisiana, Barataria Basin
Photo Date: 1996
Photographer: Dr. Terry McTigue, NOAA, NOS, ORR
Category: Coastline/Gulf Coast Louisiana/
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