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"Hibiscus 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." (wiki)
Common plant cultivated in private and public gardens in Cairo and throughout Egypt.
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis? An infusion from hibiscus is a popular drink, hot or cold, in Egypt.