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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.
There are many types (species) of Hibiscus. The most popular ones in gardens are:
- Hibiscus brackenridgei (Hawaiian hibiscus)
- Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese hibiscus)
- Hibiscus syriacus (garden hibiscus)
Hibiscus trionum is a common weed in gardens and farms.
- "Genus: Hibiscus L". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Archived from the original on 2010-05-28. https://web.archive.org/web/20100528145907/http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?5665. Retrieved 2010-02-16.