Formally known as Hibiscus coccineus, the Swamp Hibiscus common names are also Marsh hibiscus, scarlet rosemallow. Regardless of what it's called it's quite striking to see when walking in a swampy area.

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This photo was taken at Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary which is a journey into the heart of the Everglades ecosystem where you can discover the rugged beauty of this famed natural area. Walk through the swamp on a 2.5-mile boardwalk through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, around a marsh, and finally into the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America.

Located about 30 minutes east of Naples, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to hundreds of alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, and red-bellied turtles. A wide variety of wading birds, songbirds, raptors and the fabulous Painted Bunting can be seen throughout the year. Photo opportunities are available at every turn of the boardwalk trail.

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