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Native pink flowers, known as hibiscus moscheutos, are in bloom for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Native pink flowers, known as hibiscus moscheutos, are in bloom for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

It’s been nearly two years since Superstorm Sandy set back restoration work at Marion Lake, but native plant species introduced prior to the storm are finally starting to grow back. 

“This is the most beautiful we’ve had it,” said East Marion resident Jack Luscher while pointing to native pink flowers, known as hibiscus moscheutos, scattering the water’s edge Tuesday morning.

“These hibiscus are wild and only bloom once a year for a few days,” said his wife Lori, who for years has lead a crusade in hopes of eradicating invasive phragmites from choking the lake of natural flora and scenic views.

Read more about the rebirth of this spectacular flower on The Suffolk Times and see the photos below.

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