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Plantidote of the Day 2012-08-09

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Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus Syriacus

Hibiscus syriacus

Rose of Sharon

There are a lot of plants referred to as "Rose of Sharon." This is the most common version in North America, the Hibiscus syriacus. Related to regular hibiscus it shares the trait of having edible flowers. It is of Asian origin, despite the "syrian" description, and can be considered invasive due to it's free seeding ability.

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JoeInSF's picture
Submitted by JoeInSF on

Today, I learned that "hibiscus" includes more than a tropical plant that grows in Hawaii and has red flowers. Thanks for the opportunity for self-improvement :)

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Submitted by insanelysane on

Nice white on that flower. I wouldn't mind that plant self seeding.