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Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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Hibiscus ( /hɨˈbɪskəs/[2] or /haɪˈbɪskəs/)[3] is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known as hibiscus, sorrel, and flor de Jamaica, or less widely known as rosemallow. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἱβίσκος (hibískos), which was the name Pedanius Dioscorides (ca. 40-90) gave to Althaea officinalis.[4]

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NadjaJ.Bem
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NadjaJ.Bem

Dallas, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 5, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

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