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Red Hibiscus.jpg
A red hibiscus flower in Sydney, Australia during late Spring
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus

Hibiscus or rosemallow is a genus of plants with a flower of bright colors. It grows mostly in the tropics, but some species grow in cool climates. Hibiscus often become national/state flowers. For example, the Hawaiian hibiscus is the state flower of Hawaii.

The flower usually has five petals. Hibiscus comes in many colours like white to pink, red, purple and yellow.

Species[change | change source]

There are many types (species) of Hibiscus. The most popular ones in gardens are:

Hibiscus trionum is a common weed in gardens and farms.